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Erik Höglund Round Carborundum Vase

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An early 'Carborundum' vase by Erik Höglund, designed circa 1955 for Boda, Sweden.

This exquisite ball-shaped vase is part of an experimental series by Höglund in which silicon carbide was added to the molten glass. This technique gives the glass an unconventional depth of character with an even covering of tiny metallic speckles.

Höglund designed a collection of elegant free-blown shapes for his new glass recipe, all of which are now highly collectable. This fine example is in the form of a ball or balloon and features a delicately flared mouth. 

The 'Carborundum' series was one of Höglund's earliest works for the Boda glassworks and the playful, informal approach to design set the stylistic precedent for his celebrated career.

The experimental series was first presented to the public in 1956 as 'Blå Bubblor' (Blue Bubbles) and was only in production for a short time. This wonderful example features a 'Boda' sticker. 

Model Name: ‘Carborundum’

Designer: Erik Höglund

Manufacturer: Boda

Year of Design: C.1955

Dates Produced: 1956-8

Colour: Blue-Grey

Height: 14.5 cm, Diameter: 11 cm

Condition: Perfect

Branding: Etched Signature and early ‘Boda’ metallic sticker