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Dating orrefors crystal

Orrefors Glassworks, located in the Swedish province of Smaaland, was established in 1898.

The company is still making glass for use on the table or as decorations.

There is renewed interest in the glass made in the modern styles of the 1940s and 1950s.

The Orrefors glassworks were founded in 1898 on the site of an older iron works.

Up until 1913, the company produced mainly window glass and bottles.

When Consul Johan Ekman bought the factory in 1913, Orrefors started to produce drinking glasses, vases and other house-ware items.

Ekman hired the brothers Eugen and Knut Bergkvist, who had worked at Kosta Boda before, as well as Fritz Blomqvist and Heinrich Wollman.

Wollman originated from Bohemia, which had a long tradition in glassmaking.

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