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.

ORREFORS COLLECTION

During the 1980s I got obsessed with the idea of creating a great Orrefors collection. I tried to compete with the main actor and 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 (possibly with the exception of the Bischofberger and Janov collections) my Orrefors collection as the best remaining in the private domain, at least if one is looking to the top pieces, and disregard the fact that my collection is somewhat thin.    VIDEO

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