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I bought this rather nice bird recently on ebay, it was sold as Kosta Boda (like a lot of glass animals) but I have my doubts about that. I think it is pressed glass with a flat back and it stands a little over 10cm or 4 inches tall. It does look Scandinavian to me but does anyone know the maker?

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Re: Confused pressed glass bird seeking help with identity
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 03:42:31 PM »
Is it signed? If it isn't, I would say it is made in the spirit of Kosta Boda, but is by someone else. It doesn't look like any of their designers' work to me.
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Re: Confused pressed glass bird seeking help with identity
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 03:45:18 PM »
I have a couple of the Kosta lions which are not signed just stickered, so they where not all signed (very similar style to this)
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Re: Confused pressed glass bird seeking help with identity
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 03:53:44 PM »
Sadly it is not signed and has no sticker, I had wondered if it was made by Pukeberg or..... (insert/delete as appropriate).

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Re: Confused pressed glass bird seeking help with identity
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 03:55:42 PM »
Michelle, after I wrote the last message, I checked eBay and saw there was a stickered Boda owl and a piece like the one in this thread being sold as Kosta Boda. I wondered if all the pieces were signed. It appears that the animals of some designers are signed, but not all pieces.
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Re: Confused pressed glass bird seeking help with identity
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 04:03:24 PM »
Thank you Anita, I just had a look at ebay and there is a cockerel for sale with a base just like my bird and a Boda sticker (item 110400292491).
Not a cast iron id but good enough for me.
I think I owe the seller of my bird an apology......

John.

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Re: Confused pressed glass bird seeking help with identity
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 05:55:08 PM »
I bought exactly the same bird last week when I was with David Encill.  He was slightly miffed that I spotted it first and bagged it for £1.   :thup: ;D
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Re: Confused pressed glass bird seeking help with identity ID Kosta Boda
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 06:06:29 PM »
A bargain! I was pleased with only paying £5 and a few quid postage.

I think they should be worth squillions....

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Re: Confused pressed glass bird seeking help with identity ID Kosta Boda
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 06:52:27 AM »
The Kosta animals I've had weren't signed. Bill doesn't mention a cockerel in his list here http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,13956.msg98157.html#msg98157 but maybe it wasn't in the Kosta Boda Zoo series. Boda being pre-Kosta Boda

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Re: Confused pressed glass bird seeking help with identity ID Kosta Boda
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 10:49:38 AM »
I don't think Bills list covers all the Zoo animals, just those that appeared in the 1986 catalogue, I may be wrong? There was also a Kennel and Farm series of animals I think?

 

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