This delicious handblown work of Post Modern art glass is by leading Swedish glass artist Kjell Engman (b. 1946 -), accoladed with the name 'Glass Wizard' for his unlimited imagination with art glass.
This piece is from the popular series named Corfu, designed by Engman in 1990s. Engman sought inspiration in Greece and Greek artistic expression and brought his characteristically playful, sculpted and organic style into the design of this pitcher vase.
The core body of this piece is spheroid, beautifully curved and toned in a Candied Forest Green with elements of dappled and striped translucency. This work is further accented with the continuation of stripes at the transparent neck and finished with the striking Coquelicot handle.
The overall composition of this work is of great harmony, demonstrated in the stunning blending of colour with form and size, makes this a statement piece.
This exceptional piece is unique as it features Kintsugi golden seams following a careful repair and highlighting process and even rarer as Kintsugi is typically applied to repairing ceramics rather than glass. The Kintsugi technique used is modern and has been applied in a tactile manner, a striking compliment to the colour palette of this piece.
Excellent. This piece has been carefully repaired using a robust water-resistant and durable resin. There is natural and very mild surface wear that is commensurate with the age of the piece. Please see photos as they form part of the condition report. The base bears the original Kosta Boda label and on the underside of the base, there is the inscription of: KOSTA BODA K. ENGMAN 7080512'
Height: c. 14" / 36 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 8.1" / 20.5 cm in width (across widest point). Depth: c. 3.7" / 9.5 cm. Rim: c. 2.3" / 5.8 cm. Base: c. 3.9" / 10 cm Unpackaged weight: c. 2.5 kg / 2,510g
Pitcher vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Kjell Engman (b. 1946 -), accoladed with the name 'Glass Wizard' for his unlimited imagination with art glass and known for being one of ten highly talented artists. Since joining Kosta Boda in 1978, Engman has designed a number of iconic series, drawing inspiration from diverse sources such as the animal kingdom, the world of music and entertainment.
Engman's style is distinctive and immediately recognisable. Common characteristics to his work include being bold, bright and colourful, ranging from the playful to the delicate to the sensuous. It could almost be described as Dali-esque and does not conform to preconceptions of simple, minimalist Swedish design.
Engman has often been commissioned at home in Sweden and abroad, designing works for public display and even famous pieces such as the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest trophy. Engman's latest works and installations can be found at his dedicated website: http://www.kjellengman.com/