Lindstrand,

Lindstrand's 1st Trees

Data: Signed; “Orrefors, Sweden, Ariel, N114 Lindstrand -39. Height; 19 cm. Motif; Three trees: maybe a birch, another deciduous tree and a pine.

SWEDISH ART GLASS 2

ANDRES LASZLO JR.

In 1991 I wrote Svenskt Konstglas. It was an exorbitantly expensive coffee-table book, designed to make: 1. Myself rich (enough to embark on my all-those-things-a-man-should-have-done project), and 2. My fellow Swedes aware that Orrefors art glass 1925 – 1950 (apart from the Vikings’ wood and silver artefacts) is the only thing we Swedes have ever, at least undisputedly, been best at, when it comes to arts and crafts.    VIDEO

THE BEST OF SWEDISH CRYSTAL

COLLECTION TO BE SOLD OR EXHIBITED

During the 1980s I got obsessed with the idea of creating a great Orrefors collection. I tried to compete with the main actor but though I didn't succeed - she was a billionaire and I, at least relatively speaking, a pauper - I did manage to put together a good collection. Several great collections have been sold the last few decades, leaving my Orrefors collection as one of the best remaining in the private domain, at least if one is looking to the top pieces alone. My original intention was to donate my collection to Moderna Museet, but somewhere along the line, I decided to become a "no-money-man", and today I couldn't afford to do give it away. However, I would be happy to exhibit it, and come to talk (in English, Swedish, Spanish or French) about the glory of Swedish art glass 1925 - 1950 when we were best at it Please note that for exhibition purposes, my collection (19/20 pieces) is quite thin, unless you fill it out with Flygsfors Coquille (that I can provide, and that could be offered for sale).    VIDEO