1950s Vicke Lindstrand att. for Kosta (Boda), Modernist Red Gerbera Pattern Charger | Swedish, Rare

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Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare
Kosta Boda Glass Glass 1950s Vicke Lindstrand 'Colora' att. series for Kosta, Modernist Red Gerbera Charger | Rare

This majestic hand-worked piece of Scandinavian Modern design is attributed to Vicke Lindstrand (b. 1904 - d. 1983) for Kosta (Boda) glassworks. Lindstrand was a Swedish textile and ceramic designer and painter and is considered as one of the most influential 20th-century glass artists and a pioneer of glass art.

This particular piece is constructed from its very tactile and ridge-gathered Dark Scarlet core. From here, there are 18 Scarlet red bands graduating outwards alternating with 18 clear but Scarlet-trimmed clear 'petals'. The overall effect is organic and like that of a Bi-colour Sorbet Gerbera flower.

The composition of the abstract floral design, the striking colour and form - and the stunning refractions that come from placing this piece in the path of sunlight - makes this work a particularly rare find. A stunning work of art glass that very much embodies and exemplifies the tenets of simplicity, minimalism, and functionality influences of Scandinavian Modern design.

CONDITION
Excellent. No chips, cracks, or repair. There is negligible surface wear and movement marks on the underside of the base that is commensurable with the age of the piece - please see photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base is signed with 'Kosta'.

MEASUREMENTS
Height: c. 2.7" / 6.8 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 12" / 30.6 cm in diameter (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 2.4" / 6.2 cm. Unpackaged weight: 1.9 kg / 1,920 g

NOTES
Charger will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.

A BIT OF HISTORY
Vicke Lindstrand (b. 1904 - d. 1983) was a Swedish textile and ceramic designer and painter. He is considered as one of the most influential 20th-century glass artists and a pioneer of glass art. Lindstrand along with his peer Edvin Öhström, pioneered a new glass-colouring process called the Ariel technique.

Lindstrand's prolific career began in commercial illustration before finding employment at the glass manufactory Orrefors. He would join Kosta Boda 1950, remaining there until 1973. Beyond his commercial work, he also produced several massive public sculptures around the world. Today, his works are in many museum collections, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Kosta Boda, Sweden’s oldest glass company, was founded in 1742 and would only begin making art glass — that is, unique and limited edition pieces — with the hiring of the painter Gunnar Wennerberg in 1898. Kosta Boda enjoys a reputation as the country’s most artistic and experimental glassworks, featuring artists and sculptors.

Two post-war Kosta Boda designers stand foremost in the minds of collectors, one is Vicke Lindstrand, who excelled at a technique of 'Sommerso', or cased glass. The other is Erik Höglund, who had an almost artisanal eye for glass shapes, and liked to produce glass that had a textured, warped look.