Simon Gate (Swedish, Södra Fägeläs 1883–1945 Orrefors)
H. 11-1/8, Diam. 10-3/4 in. (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.
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed: Orrefors Forll Gate 145a/1926 E. WeLDLP
the manufacturer, Orrefors Glasbruk, Orrefors, Sweden (until 1927; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Exhibition of Swedish Contemporary Decorative Arts," January 18–February 27, 1927, under no. 29 (p. 35).
R. Craig Miller. Modern Design in The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1890–1990. New York, 1990, ill. p. 159 (color).