OverviewVintage item from the 1960sMaterials: Kosta, Art Glass, Sweden Art Glass Here is an absolutely gorgeous Kosta Boda Sweden signed V. Linstrand Kyaker, Iceberg, and Wave decorative glass statue. Approx. 13 wide x 5.5 deep x 9.5 high. It weights approx 60 lbs. Signed by Vicke Lindstrand who worked at Kosta from 1950 to 1973. Piece purchased from factory in Sweden by owner in 1964. Beautiful sea-blue/green color with expertly carved polar bear appears as if swimming inside of iceberg. As you can see from the photos, when sunlight is introduced, it becomes even more breathtaking. Rare studio art glass ice block sculpture, design Vicke Lindstrand for Swedish firm Kosta, 1960's. Beautiful unique design with smooth polished front and back with chipped ice decor, also engraved decor to the front of a polar bear swimming inside an iceberg, creating a very interesting optic illusion effect - this series was made with a variation of engravings; polar bears, Inuits hunting scenes, fish etc, this being one of the less commonly seen ones on the market. Amazing detailing, original labels, signed & numbered "Kosta V Lindstrand". Legendary Swedish designer Vicke Lindstrand began his career at glass manufacturers Orrefors in 1928, were he worked independently alongside Edward Hald and Simon Gate. He made his designer debut at the 1930 Stockholm World Fair, where he presented twelve glass vases with enamel decor in exotic patterns. For these, he received lots of attention from international design publications. Lindstrand added new artistic dimensions to the already famous Orrefors glass with his unique designs and revitalization of the firm's classic forms and techniques. During his time at Orrefors he worked on engraved glass and Graal vases, and together with sculptor Edvin Öhrström he developed the new Ariel technique. Orrefors could not afford to keep Lindstrand during the war and between 1943 and 1950 he became creative leader at Uppsala Ekeby, where he designed many different stoneware objects ranging from pots to figural sculptures. After this brief time as ceramics designer he went back to glass at Kosta in the 1950´s, now as a mature artist. He was the dominant artist at the factory and made numerous classic vases there. At Kosta, Lindstrand started to use more colours in his glass designs. From this period he produced iconic designs such as "Trees in the Fog" and "Autumn". Lindstrand was also a skilled textile and graphic designer and kept on working as a painter throughout his long and prosperous career.
$500.00 Regular Price