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Offline msiscoe

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Kosta vase signed B-W 325
« on: January 01, 2012, 02:35:04 AM »
Hello, can anyone identify the designer of this vase. I can find no information on the signature "B-W". I thought it might be B-H for Elis Bergh.

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Re: Kosta vase signed B-W 325
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 02:01:49 PM »
I does look like a W though. :-\

Elis Bergh was often denoted with just a B so could the W 325 be engraver and design number?

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Re: Kosta vase signed B-W 325
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 02:09:42 PM »
The book "Scandinavian Glass, Smoke and Ice" has a limited section on Kosta signatures with their known designer codes, and B-W is not there, hence the mystery

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Re: Kosta vase signed B-W 325
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 04:40:22 PM »
That's what I was hoping for, it really is a nice piece. Thank you for your input, and Happy New Year from the USA.... :hi:

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Re: Kosta vase signed B-W 325
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 06:19:08 AM »
If it were by Bergh, then, according to Swedish Glass Factories, the 325 number would mean it was designed in 1932. It doesn't look like a pre WW II design to my eye. The book also says that designs that were still being produced in 1958 were all given the prefix BH.  I've seen the simple "B," but not "B-W." 

John, does it look a Bergh to you?

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Re: Kosta vase signed B-W 325
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 09:22:28 AM »
A search on Bergh BW turn up a number of vases, all with engravings on them.

the BH in Swedish Glass factories are not engraved - It's quite likely that BH is the Bergh equivalent of LH for Lindstrand, and BW equates to LG.

If this is the case, 325 could be from later at Kosta.

This is all circumstantial though, we need someone with the right piece of paper !

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Re: Kosta vase signed B-W 325
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 09:51:37 AM »
John, does it look a Bergh to you?

I don't know, I don't have enough experience of his work to say one way or the other. :-\

John

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Re: Kosta vase signed B-W 325
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 07:06:49 AM »
No sign of it in "Swedish Glass Factories, production catalogues 1915 - 1960". Strange..
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Re: Kosta vase signed B-W 325
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 07:54:23 PM »
I have a heavy clear glass vase, 5-sided, 6-1/4 inches tall, 4 inches wide at top, with an incuse frosted design of a nude male figure holding what appears to be a large double-tailed fish over his head.   The bottom of the vase is marked Kosta B W 217.  I have read some of the other responses, which only adds to the mystery.   I wonder what the full name of the Kosta factory was - such as Kosta Boda Werke ? Or if the B refers to Elis Bergh?   If the numerals are a reverse coded date, then this could be July, 1921.  Thanks for any ideas!!

 

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