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Simon Gate

Simon Gate lived 1883 – 1945. He started as a painter of landscape and portrait. In 1916 he came to Orrefors glass factory where he and Edward Hald, together with the glass master Knut Bergqvist, created the new technique of graal glass. Gate and Hald also developed the engraving into a very high level in the artistically decorated vases, urns and goblets. The most elaborated piece, the Paris goblet, was a gift from the town of Stockholm to the city of Paris in 1922. Gate also made the so called Palace Glasses, in muted colors, blown and shaped in the hot shop, and many glass services with cutting and engraving. In the 1920-ies he and Hald made a series of simple brown colored service glasses, plates and vases, the so called Sandvik glass. Gate also made mirrors and chandeliers, and he had many public commissions.

 

Simon Gate is one of Swedens very most prominent artists in glass and he is represented in a large number of museums in Sweden and all over the world.

 

Art glass from this designer

Vase Graal
Simon Gate
Vase och bowl, Sandvik
Simon Gate
Decanter, engraved
Simon Gate

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