Tall and highly elegant tear-drop Art Glass vase by Kosta c1950s. Striking design by Vicke Lindstrand. Clean timeless lines incorporating a deep purple band through its sides and base. Signed Kosta LH 1240 - an earlier example of Lindstrand's designs during his time at Kosta Glass. 28.5cm height and 9cm at its widest point.
Kosta glasbruk was founded in 1741 and is one of the world’s oldest operating glassworks. The name Kosta was derived using the first letters from the names of the two founders of the glassworks (Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Staël von Holstein). Over time Kosta became Sweden´s leading glassworks, producing a wide range of items from basic glassware to luxury art glass pieces.
Vicke Lindstrand worked at Kosta from 1950 to 1973 as artist director. Items signed LH were Lindstrand designs produced as part of a range but were not mass produced. Numbering for these designs starting at 1001.
Kosta Art Glass Tall Vase by Vicke Lindstrand c1950s
This vase is in very good overall condition - clean externally and internally with no water deposits and no cracks. There are two barely visible surface "nibbles" and a very minor barely visible surface abrasion - just about possible to see these in the last image. Included here as part of its comprehensive description. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.