Kosta Lindstrand Feathers Engraved Swedish Crystal Vase - Hazy


This hand blown Swedish art glass vase was designed by Vicke Lindstrand in the early 1960s at Kosta Glassworks (before the merger with Boda in the 70's). It is a lovely size for an accent piece, measuring 6 inches high and 5 inches in diameter and weighing nearly 1.5 pounds. Though it shows very well when backlit, this vase is not perfectly clear; the inside has a light haze, probably from water damage. This cloudiness cannot be cleaned with household cleaners , but you may be able to find a glass restorer who can use a strong acid to clear the glass. If you are buying this as a stand-alone, it may be fine, but I would hesitate to put it in a group of other pieces. (See the photo on the red cloth.)

The artist, Vicke Lindstrand (1904-1983) was born in Goteborg, Sweden, and started his career with Orrefors in 1928, where he remained until 1940. The tales of his departure vary, but it is known that he was under an agreement not to work in glass for a decade. Between 1943 and 1950 he became creative leader at Uppsala Ekeby, where he designed many different stoneware objects ranging from pots to figural sculptures. In 1950 he joined Kosta Glasbruk as an artistic director. He was the dominant designer until his retirement in 1973, lending his name to many now classic designs. As a glass designer, textile and ceramic designer, and painter, he is considered a pioneer of Swedish art. (He is also my favorite Swedish artist, and the one whose work I collect most.)

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