Pre-1976 Swedish Kosta Boda ‘Party’ Series, Frosted Leaf Glass Dishes by Goran and Ann Warff

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Mint Condition, Rare Pre-1976 Kosta Boda Party Series Leaf Detail Embossed Clear Frosted Glass Dishes, Set of 4, Labelled and Original Box
Mint Condition, Rare Pre-1976 Kosta Boda Party Series Leaf Detail Embossed Clear Frosted Glass Dishes, Set of 4, Labelled and Original Box
Mint Condition, Rare Pre-1976 Kosta Boda Party Series Leaf Detail Embossed Clear Frosted Glass Dishes, Set of 4, Labelled and Original Box
Mint Condition, Rare Pre-1976 Kosta Boda Party Series Leaf Detail Embossed Clear Frosted Glass Dishes, Set of 4, Labelled and Original Box
Mint Condition, Rare Pre-1976 Kosta Boda Party Series Leaf Detail Embossed Clear Frosted Glass Dishes, Set of 4, Labelled and Original Box
Mint Condition, Rare Pre-1976 Kosta Boda Party Series Leaf Detail Embossed Clear Frosted Glass Dishes, Set of 4, Labelled and Original Box
Mint Condition, Rare Pre-1976 Kosta Boda Party Series Leaf Detail Embossed Clear Frosted Glass Dishes, Set of 4, Labelled and Original Box

THE ITEM

This set of four beautifully detailed dishes would suit an enthusiast of intricate details. Designed by Ann and Goran Warff as part of the Party series, each dish bears the detail of embossed leaves on the outside.

Each dish was handmade and pressed into a mould, so every dish is slightly different, the leaf detail textured, tactile and organic looking and inside is smooth like a melting ice cube. The glossy glass on the inside also acts like a magnifying glass, magnifying the leaf vein detail and light refractions, which positively glow. The only exception to the smoothness on the inside of each dish is the frosted etching of a liner at sea - which has been surprisingly difficult to capture on camera!

Naturally, this set could be used for dining or cooking, if you could bear to use them, they are after all, in mint condition.

CONDITION

Mint. Each dish bears the pre-1976 'Kosta, Handmade, Sweden' label. There is wear on the presentation box which is mostly external and in line with the age of the set - however, there are no rips or tear to the box.

MEASUREMENTS
Each dish is c. 1" / 3 cm tall x c. 2.7"/ 7.5 cm wide

Unpackaged weight (full set, inc. box) c. 0.5 kg / 545 g

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

A BIT OF HISTORY
Kosta glasbruk was founded in 1741 and is one of the world’s oldest, still operating glassworks. The name Kosta was derived using the first letters from the names of the two founders of the glassworks: Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Staël von Holstein. It is thought that among the initial workers, there were quite a few glassblowers from Thuringia which brought their knowledge and experience with them.

Ann Wärff (born 1937) came to Sweden in 1960 and joined Kosta as a designer in 1964 along with her designer-partner and husband, Göran Wärff. The two had previously trained in Germany and were very much influenced by the principles of Bauhaus. Ann and Göran Wärff had worked at the Pukeberg glassworks before joining Kosta. In 1968, Ann and Göran Wärff shared in the Lunning Prize. Their work was a joint venture, and was occasionally signed Görann.