What a gorgeous Orrefors crystal bowl! My husband and I recently went to a local estate sale, the house was loaded with fantastic items. The lady bought top quality, and plenty of it. This Orrefors bowl is one of those great finds. This wonderful bowl is from their Thousand Windows artware group.The Orrefors Thousand Window pattern was created by famed Swedish artist SImon Gates, the renown Orrefors designer. The bowl is quite heavy, like most Orrefors pieces, with a thick band at the rim, and nine deep vertical cuts around the sides. Between these vertical cuts are deeply cut columns of half circles. When you look through the bowl, you see the 1000 Windows effect. Due to it's popularity the Thousand Window design was produced for more than 40 years. This particular bowl has not been produced for nearly 31 years. It literally sparkles as it sits on a shelf with light upon it. It is a collectible which will become more valuable with time due to the fact that the Orrefors Glass Works was closed on December 31, 2012. The bowl measures about 5 deep and is 8 across the rim. The bottom has the Orrefors diamond needle point signature and shape/pattern numbers, I think they are GA 395/1. Condition is pristine, nearly mint!
There are a few pinprick size air bubbles in the crystal, which occurred in the making. Very minor expected surface scratching on the bottom. No other wear, and no damage at all. A fabulous Orrefors bowl, and a super addition to your crystal artware collection!These charges are the buyers responsibility. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as giftsUS and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. The item "Orrefors Sweden Thousand Windows art glass bowlSimon Gates designPristine-NR" is in sale since Wednesday, June 11, 2014. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Orrefors". The seller is "kc-heartsdesire" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas.
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