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Price : $645.00
Date : August 7, 2020
Location : Surrey, BC V3R 8W4

Vintage Swedish Mid Century Modern Seaweed art glass vases by Sweden’s best glass artist Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta in 1962. These hand made vases are so unique in their own right. Vases are signed and numbered on their bases.

These beautifully tranquil pieces of art were made by the legendary Swedish glass designer, Vicke Lindstrand, from his Seaweed series, capturing the moment of motion – of seaweed gently lulling amongst the bubbles under clear water. It is like a photo but instead of being flat and two-dimensional, it is organically vibrant within the glass itself.

The captured vibrant green and deliberate bubbles are a wonderful example of the Mykene technique that Lindstrand developed in the 1930s. These vases demonstrated Lindstrand’s skill and master craftsmanship.

Vicke Lindstrand (1904-1983) was an uncompromising Swedish illustrator, ceramicist, painter, sculptor, glass and textile designer who came to prominence during the 1930s and 1950s through his work at the famous glass manufacturers Orrefors and later, Kosta Boda.
Lindstrand was considered a pioneer of Swedish glass art. Joining Orrefors in 1928, he pioneered more daring art glass designs, inventing the Ariel technique. He joined Kosta Blasbruk in 1950 as an artistic director where he was the dominant designer, lending his name to many, now classic, designs.

This is a set of 2 clear crystal vases, each with artful streaks of medium green reaching upwards from the base. The base and walls of both items are very thick crystal, up to 2 inches deep at the thickest point. It has great, controlled bubbles with an engraved fish on each side.
This vase has been documented on page 78 of “Scandinavian Glass from 1930 to 2000 Fire and Sea”, by Pina and Vigier.

The larger vase weighs approx 6½ pounds. It is 7 inches tall x 5 1/2 inches long x 2 3/4 inches wide. The bottom of this vase has polished pontil and is signed “Kosta H 1617 Lindstrand”.
Compare current on-line prices for this single item $385. to $490. CDN.

The narrow vase is also a substantial piece. It is 7 inches tall x 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
The bottom of this vase has polished pontil and is signed “Kosta H 1982 V Lindstrand”.
Compare current on-line prices for this item from $261. to $326. CDN.

These vases were always kept in a display cabinet, unused, and have no scratches, chips or obvious signs of wear. Many of the similar pieces advertised on-line shown signs of wear consistent with use.

These are numbered, limited edition pieces and incredible pieces of art!
The price is set far below the actual value of the items. They were purchased in Sweden and imported directly by our family.

Discount for Multiple Purchases from this Seller.



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