Blue and Green Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda

blue and green glass vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda Etched signature and number to underside of each example ‘Kosta 41592 V. Lindstrand’. Sweden: circa 1959 Lindstrand, who had begun his career as an illustrator before moving into glass, was first employed by Orrefors where he helped develop many techniques, including the Ariel whereby air bubbles are encased in coloured glass. Orrefors could not afford to keep Lindstrand on during the war and after a decade at the famous glassworks, he moved to ceramics at Uppsala-Ekeby. Rumour had it that his previous contract with Orrefors stated he wasn’t allowed to work in the glass industry for ten years after leaving. Years later after his supposed exile from the glass industry, Lindstrand re-entered glass society and joined Kosta, where he created works of a similar style to those at Orrefors but with a greater sense of artistic freedom and vibrant colour pallet. He would work as Artistic Director for 23 years up until his retirement in 1973.

Good overall condition

Circa 1959