This sleek, handblown work of iconic Scandinavian Modern design is by Vicke Lindstrand (b. 1904 - d. 1983) for Kosta (Boda) of Sweden. Lindstrand is considered as one of the most influential 20th-century glass artists and a pioneer of glass art. Lindstrand's prolific career included many design highlights, including his ability to excel at a technique called Cased Glass (known to many glass collectors as 'Sommerso'), in which a vividly coloured or patterned section of glass is surrounded by and seems to float within a clear crystal body.
This particular piece is a rare work from the Zebra series, with the encased ribbons of white glass delicately cradling the vibrant red core very much embodying Lindstrand's expertise in the Sommerso technique. The careful separation of layers between the white ribbons and the Cherry Red colour is evident towards the base of the dish and gives a 'deconstructed striped candy' effect. This effect is captured and suspended in the thick-walled, curved, and clear crystal glass form that is characteristic of Scandinavian art glass.
The mesmerising nature of this crystal art glass piece is further amplified by the stunning striped refractions that are brought forth when the piece is placed in the path of sunlight or a direct light source.
Excellent. No chips, cracks, or repair. There are 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 Lindstrand's Kosta initials of 'LH ['Lindstrand Hyttarbete'] 1058' as well as the acid stamp denoting 'LIND-STRAND KOSTA''
Height: c. 3.3" / 8.5 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 4.7" / 12 cm in length x c. 3.2" / 8.1 cm width (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 1.3" / 3.2 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.6 kg / 645 g
Dish 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) 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 as 'Kosta' in 1742 and began making art glass — that is, unique and limited edition pieces — with the hiring of the painter Gunnar Wennerberg in 1898. Kosta has a strong history for many well-known glass artists such as Ewald Dahlskog, Vicke Lindstrand, Erik Höglund, Bertil Vallien and more.
Kosta Boda was formed in 1976 when the merger of Kosta, Boda and Åfors glass communities took place. Kosta Boda enjoys a reputation as Sweden's most artistic and experimental glassworks, featuring artists and sculptors.