Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases

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AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases
AnyesAttic Glass Kjell Engman 'Bon Bon' series, Kosta Boda Candied Cerulean Blue Pitcher & Coquelicot Pitcher Vases

This striking and joyous duo of studio handblown 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.

These miniatures are from the popular series named Bon Bon, designed by Engman in 1989. It's easy to see why this series was named 'Bon Bon' is so popular; with its candy-coloured pieces ranging from pairing Lavender lilac with Lemon yellow to Coquelicot orange with Sky blue.

The central part of the miniature pitchers (model #89062) is like a spinning-top in shape, beautifully curved in its graduating 5-tiers and coloured in a Candied Carolina blue. Blown directly into the centre of the candied tiers is the semi-opaque Cool Violet pitcher stem that is adorned with Filigrana stripes of a deeper Violet purple. The pieces are finished with accents of a semi-opaque Marmalade orange handle and sits on a Candied Carolina blue base.

The overall composition of these works is of great harmony and deliciously, happy vibrance; demonstrated in the stunning blending of colour with form that stands out despite the miniature sizing.

CONDITION
Superb. No chips, cracks, or repair on the 10 cm pitcher and a single chip (measuring 0.6mm wide) on the 11cm tall pitcher. Mentioned for completeness: there is otherwise negligible production marks on the underside of the bases from being handblown that are not results of damage - please see photos as they form part of the condition report. Both pieces are unsigned.

MEASUREMENTS
- Pitcher vase 1, Height: c. 4.3" / 11 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 3" / 7.5 cm in width (across widest point). Rim: c. 1" / 2.6 cm. Base: c. 1.1" / 2.8 cm diameter.
- Pitcher vase 2, Height: c. 3.9" / 10 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 2.9" / 7.3 cm in width (across widest point). Rim: c. 1" / 2.5 cm. Base: c. 0.9" / 2.4 cm diameter.
- Unpackaged weight [both pieces]: c. 0.3 kg / 290 g

NOTES
Duo 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/