Offered for sale is a splendid crystal bowl by Swedish Glass makers Oreffors' entitled "Hallon" or "Raspberry". One of Orrefors’ most beloved classics, this decorative bowl is inspired by the shape of a raspberry. Made from hand-blown crystal, it’s enhanced with round drupelets to give it its raspberry shape and the crystal clear finish gives it that signature glistening brilliance. It would make a striking centrepiece on any table.
As early as 1726, Lars Johan Silversparre received permission to build a furnace and a smithy at "the beautiful river that flows into Lake Orrenas". The iron works was given the name Orrefors, which means "the Orre waterfall".
Orrefors' international breakthrough came at the Paris Exhibition of 1925. From the Hotel de Ville, the Town Hall of Paris, the Swedish pavilion borrowed a magnificent glass goblet designed by Simon Gate that had been presented as a gift to the City of Paris from the City of Stockholm in 1922. The goblet became a sensation, and the prestigious Grand Prix award was given to Orrefors and its designers.
The glassblowers and engravers received gold medals. Many of the imposing glass objects from Orrefors were created for special occasions, or to special order. The ambition for all glass from Orrefors is the highest possible quality and exquisite design.