Kjellander Woman in Traditional Swedish Costume, Engraved on Lead Crystal Flower Vase, 1970s


This beautiful vase is another example of exquisite, copper-wheel engraved crystal from the Kjellander family of Sweden. Four generations of master glass carvers 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, Lars Johan and his sons opened their own workshop in Vetlanda, called Kjellandrarnas Verkstad. The brothers, Åke and Nils, continued their work there until 1983. This remarkable vase depicts a young woman in her Swedish folk dress, looking into the distance, perhaps awaiting a ship. The engraving wraps around the vase, resulting in an image with depth, as you would see in real life.

A perfect size for a bunch of flowers (rinse often!) or for display, this vase is 4.5" by 3.25" at the rim, 6.5" tall, and it weighs about 3 pounds. It's a lovely piece.

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