Simon Gate (Swedish, Södra Fägeläs 1883–1945 Orrefors)
H. 11-1/8, Diam. 10-3/4 inches
(28.3 x 27.3 cm.)
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1927
Not on view
During the 1910s and 1920s a classical revival dominated Scandinavian design. Danes and Swedes in particular made a push to develop their decorative arts industries, focusing their efforts on elegant and artistically conceived designs that would appeal to middle-class consumers. Stylistic unity characterizes their work, and the movement has come to be known as New Classicism or Nordic (or sometimes more specifically Swedish) Grace.
Signature: Orrefors Forll Gate 145a/1926 E. WeLDLP