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Author Topic: Just a quick Kosta question....Now with pictures,  (Read 1176 times)

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Offline BJB

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Just a quick Kosta question....Now with pictures,
« on: July 06, 2006, 02:19:04 PM »
Hi,

I have bought 3 little clear glass dishes with what I think are copper wheel engraved ballet dancers on them, very deeply cut, and I wonder if they might be Kosta, but they are not signed or marked. What I would like to know is, is all Kosta signed? If so could they be Orrefors?


I will post a picture as soon as I pick them up from the auction.

Barbara

Here are the pictures, the big one has a ground pontil the two little ones have flat bases. The engraving is very deep into the glass.

http://i6.tinypic.com/1z6vy1e.jpg    3 dancers

http://i6.tinypic.com/1z6vyhh.jpg  2 dancers from back

None have any marks on, but they look Scandinavian

Barbara

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Offline Bill G

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 06:01:32 PM »
Historically, Orrefors does not sign seconds which are sold in their one
second shop at the factory.
I thing the same holds true for Kosta.
To my knowledge, all firsts are signed by both companies.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 07:43:30 PM »
I've never seen unsigned 50's - 60's Kosta or Orrefors firsts either (or at least pieces that are otherwise identifable as by these factories  :lol: maybe I have and didn't recognise it).

However I think I might own a signed Orrefors second.
It's only signed Orrefors Edward Hald, and is consistent with other signed bits by him I have. It's a 10 inch slip graal plate, but one of the ribbons has twisted.

http://i6.tinypic.com/1z55edk.jpg
http://i6.tinypic.com/1z55gcj.jpg

my understanding is that the designers would sometimes take them for gifts ?

is this feasible ?

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006, 12:42:14 PM »
Thank you Bill, its a wonder you didn't here me yell last night as the penny dropped and I realised that I had your book "Scandinavian Glass".

 My kids always say I have the wrong colour hair and should be blonde rather than brunette :oops: ( but if you signed your posts William L  it might have taken me less than a year :roll: )

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 12:49:30 PM »
Hi. The artists were probably given works by the management to use as gifts although I cannot document this opinion.

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