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Offline cubby01

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Can't make out this signature...
« on: October 06, 2010, 02:53:06 AM »
It's a geode like piece with a central hole.  1-3/4 inches tall, 2-1/4 inches diameter.  

It's signed.... <something>, 'BV', then '99313'.   The something looks like it ends in la Bodin pr da Bodin.

Any help out there?  Thanks.





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Re: Can't make out this signature...
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 05:11:56 AM »
 I believe it says Kosta Boda and that the BV are the artist's initials.  The number could be for identification.

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Re: Can't make out this signature...
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 01:02:15 PM »
Well done on the Kosta, Lily - I would suspect Bertil Valien for the initials.

Is there any chance you could get some pics. showing the actual glass to a better advantage, Cubby?  

How is it made? Is it cast?
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Re: Can't make out this signature...
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 01:44:38 PM »
Thank you, I believe you both correct on all counts  :hiclp:  - the company and the designer.   I will post some better pictures later. 

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Re: Can't make out this signature...
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 03:20:39 PM »
Additional pictures.  Hope they are helpful.   The colored glass is applied onto the outer layer ... and the interior of the 'hole'

Also there are a couple scratches on the flat polished upper face.  I need to decide what to do about them.  If it was worth the effort I could polish those out but it would take quite some time. 

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Re: Can't make out this signature...
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 03:25:51 PM »
 :clap:

Thanks very much - I love his work. I lust after his brains and his boats.
I wonder if the scratches arose because somebody displayed it up-side-down?
I woudn't worry about them too much.
Polish them out if it spoils your view of the piece.
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Re: Can't make out this signature...
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 03:40:07 PM »
Is it actually a paperweight?
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Re: Can't make out this signature...
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 04:47:34 PM »
Is it actually a paperweight?

I wondered about calling it that as well.  It' too small to be one of the votive candle holders that have a similar overall shape.  Not sure what else to call it, paperweight seemed more appropriate than objet d’art  :D
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Re: Can't make out this signature...
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 06:43:47 PM »
It can't be a pwt. surely, with a flat, polished and signed top.  :huh:
Personally, I'd never stick a candle in something so lovely, but I don't stick flowers in my glass either.
It is just what it is - a bowl-like bit of Art Glass.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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