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Göran Wärff 'Pegasus' Moneybox

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A 'Pegasus' glass money box designed by Göran Wärff for Pukeberg C.1962. 

The early 1960's were an incredibly exciting time for Swedish glass as the long-standing national aesthetic of clean lines & fluid beauty were denounced in favour of a bold new style with roots firmly grounded in crafts & nature.

This organic approach to Modernism greatly resonated with the Swedish public of the 1960's, with the movement's artists & designers such as Erik Höglund becoming household celebrities & nothing less than iconic.

Göran Wärff's 'Pegasus' moneybox comes from this significant moment in the history of Swedish glass. The distinctive design features a rounded body, hand-blown from 'seeded' or 'bubbly' glass. This textural glass, achieved by oxygenising the molten gather with organic materials such as potato peel, gives the object a uniquely organic depth & character. 

The objects character is further enhanced by the tool-worked head; a skilled glassblower has perfectly captured the essence of a horse with just a few simple gestures. Although abstract, the head has been brilliantly & confidently sculptured; this is a particularly fine example of this rare design. When paired with the exaggerated balloon-like body, the overall effect is an incredibly striking decorative object for the home with exquisite proportions & a tangible handmade quality. 

Designer: Göran Wärff

Manufacturer: Pukeberg

Year of Design: 1962

Dates Produced: C.1962-64

Colour: Grey

Height: 11 cm, Width: 11.5 cm, Depth: 9.5 cm

Condition: Perfect