Highly Collectable Norwegian 1950s Greenland Series Bowl.
This is a fine piece of Scandinavian Art Glass - it is hand-blown and made of a fine emerald green glass - it contains masses of bubble inclusions and pronounced pontil mark to the base, as photographed.
Diameter: 9 ¾ inches - and height is 2 ¾ inches; in excellent condition.
This rare centrepiece was designed for Hadeland Glass by Arne Jon Jutrem.
It is part of a series is called Greenland - and it won a gold medal in the Triennale di Milano in 1954.
Hadeland Glass was first established in 1762 - making it the oldest continuously operating manufacturing company in Norway. The company started out making bottles, apothecary jars and fishing floats - but by the early 20th century it was producing fine tableware and art glass in the Scandinavian modern style.
The designer of the Greenland series was a celebrated Norwegian painter, designer and Professor of Aesthetics. He was employed by Hadeland from 1950 - 1962 and later from 1988 to 1994 as its Art Manager, Arne Jon Jutrem.
These vintage Greenland pieces are highly sought after - and my shallow bowl is listed at a very fair price.
It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks - there are some very light scratches to little areas on the base (as photographed) - where the bowl has been picked up and put down over the decades.
Probably a piece of the more specialist glass collector.