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Author Topic: KOSTA BODA Vase -- Iridescent white and Yellow ID = Bertil Vallien "Aphrodite"  (Read 1067 times)

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Offline antiquerose123

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Hi there:

Just got found this today at a second hand store, for very little.  I know it is KOSTA BODA as it is signed.  Not sure about the other writing on it.  Has a number with it too.  It has a really, really nice iridescent gloss to it. Not sure if that shows up in the pics. 

~ About 5.5 inches tall
~ About 6 inches long
~ About 4.5 inches Wide.

Any help is appreciated.        It is very STRIKING!!!

Thanks ;)

:fwr: Rose
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Re: KOSTA BODA Vase -- Iridescent white and Yellow
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 07:05:19 PM »
good find!

Bertil Vallien Aphrodite Vase :-)


part of the Artists collection ( artists coll as written) 48533 is the pattern number for yellow vase (just looked in my book)
Mel

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Re: KOSTA BODA Vase -- Iridescent white and Yellow
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 09:21:56 PM »
4 = Vase
85 = 1985 the year designed 
33 = the 33rd vase for the year presumably.

Ross
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Re: KOSTA BODA Vase -- Iridescent white and Yellow
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 10:14:14 PM »
Thank you so much both MEL and ROSS  :-*    :-*

What is exactly meant by "Artist Collection" ?  Is this a specialty item?

Also, when you say:

4 = Vase
85 = 1985 the year designed 
33 = the 33rd vase for the year presumably.

Ross

That this is only the 33rd vase made, or the 33rd style made for that year ?? I am Not that knowledgeable about Kosta Boda as this is only my 2nd signed piece by them.

Good thing I knew it was Kosta Boda (via the messy signature) as I got it for a good price, I think   ;D  as that was CAD dollars...LOL
:fwr: Rose
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Re: KOSTA BODA Vase -- Iridescent white and Yellow
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 10:50:12 PM »
goodness Rose  :o that's some bargain!

found the thread from mine last year with a bit more detail on it

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,46057.0.html

its  the reason I bought my big kosta book  :)

I'd agree with the 4 & 85 but the 33 in the book seems to relate to this particular colour combination?

for example 48532 is pink and 48531 is green

hope it helps

Mel


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No I meant the 33rd design for a vase.  I can't honestly imagine 33 colour combinations!

The Artist Collection is "Part of the Main Collection, these pieces are a little more adventurous, more avant-garde.  This is fantasy glass, creqted by Bertil Vallien and Ulrica Hydman-Vallien.  It is spun for nature images, earth textures, sunset colors.  And it is a collection that can only improve with age."  [ The Kosta Boda Book of Glass Pg.281 ]

Hmmm!  Sounds like it was written by an art critic who got confused at the end with his wine critiques.

Ross
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