This perfect, petite example of engraved vintage crystal comes from the fourth generation of glass carvers in the Kjellander family of Sweden. Four generations trained and worked at Kosta, from 1825 to 1924: Lars 1799, Erik 1830-1916, Lars Johan, 1868-1931, and his two sons, Åke, 1903-1989, and Nils, 1907-1991. In 1924, the Kjellanders opened their own workshop in Vetlanda. The brothers, Åke and Nils, continued their work there until 1983. This beautiful vase, engraved with incomparable skill, evokes the Art Deco aesthetic that seems never to go out of style.
The vase is small, 3" x 1.75" at the rim and 5" tall, and it weighs a pound and a half. It would make a stunning decor piece on a sunny shelf, in a sparkly china cabinet, on a desk, or set among the pretty things on a dresser. They certainly aren't making them like this anymore, and they are getting harder to find. The overall condition is quite good, but it does have some scratches inside.
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