Swedish Primitive Vintage Art Glass Native by Hellsten
1960’s Skrufs Glasbruk glass stylized head paperweight, signed & numbered. Signed by artist Lars Hellsten, who worked for Skrufs Glasbruk in Sweden from 1964 until the 1970’s (Hellsten Skruf HKO 3-g). He works for Orrefors now.
Made in the 1960’s. Solid crystal glass formed in a very detailed, deep mold. Skruf paperweights were blown in graphite molds. Flat, smooth back.
Best guess of what type of face this is would be a jungle native with a coconut hat and mask, or it could be a Neanderthal skull. Has that “artifact” look.
Big and heavy. Weighs 3 lbs. Measures 4.75″ tall, 4.5″ wide and 3″ deep. In excellent condition. Scarce item.