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Erik Höglund Engraved Insects Vase

Erik Höglund Engraved Insects Vase

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A rare engraved vase designed by Erik Höglund for Boda, Sweden, circa 1955. 

The charming idiosyncratic characters that often feature in the work of Erik Höglund are nowhere better exampled than on his wheel-engraved pieces. These illustrative works often feature simplistic figures, primordial beasts and ancient geometric patterns, all roughly grazed into the surface of the glass in a free and expressionistic manner.

This piece displays a narrative scene; a convoy of insects shelter from the rain beneath a canopy of leaves. The loose geometric patterns around the vase depict the endless cycle of evaporation and precipitation.

Erik Höglund developed his distinct style during the 1950's, taking inspiration from simple shapes & primordial forms. His work was often figural, and can be described as abstract, rustic and honest.

The popularity of Erik Höglund's highly individual works in glass reached a sensational peak during the 1960's. Much of his work, along with Höglund himself, have become enduring icons of Swedish modernism.

Designer: Erik Höglund

Manufacturer: Boda

Year of Design: C. 1955

Dates Produced: C. 1955

Colour: Clear

Height: 12 cm, Diameter: 10 cm

Condition: Very Good. Small graze on rim.

Branding: Boda sticker and hand etched with ‘Boda H.729/1293 125’