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Author Topic: id please, probable Kosta weight. ID = Goran & Ann Warf, Kosta Boda  (Read 554 times)

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Offline dave558

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Hi I need some help to id this paperweight im a new to collecting paperweights and can't seem to find it thanks dave

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Re: id please
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 11:36:16 PM »
Hi Dave, welcome to the Board.

Your photo seems to show at least one word that states "Kosta".

Could you please provide photos under normal light of the whole weight showing its design. Maybe a top view, side view and another base view. With those images somebody may be able to give an Id even if we cannot properly work out the script details.

However, for now, I will update your thread title to include "Kosta"
KevinH

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Re: id please, probable Kosta weight
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 12:02:13 AM »
It also says "(Göran) Wärff Atelier", which confirms Kosta. What confuses me a bit is the 4-digit number (which I cannot read for sure): I am aware of 4-digit numbers with Kosta(-Boda) only in connection with letters, not on their own. But then, their numbering system is somewhat chaotic, and possibly they used a different system for their "Atelier" series.
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Re: id please, probable Kosta weight
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 01:18:16 AM »
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Re: id please, probable Kosta weight
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 01:22:02 AM »
The numbers are 1035hope this helps

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Re: id please, probable Kosta weight
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2016, 05:07:28 AM »
What you have there Dave is a "Bubble Sculpture" by Goran & Ann Warff.  They made a fairly extensive series as they developed them.  I now have 9 of them.  Yours is actually #1073 - I have its twin.  They also created KB #96898, 97321, 07322, 97323, 97324, 97327 and 97354 and I have examples of each  I also have a magnum sized WW1096 which is personally signed by Goran and has the word Melbourne engraved under his name.  Here is the email that tells you

"I am happy to hear that. I will tell Goran.

Best regards
Bodil

> -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
> Från:   Ross McKenzie
> Skickat:   den 3 oktober 2002 14:02
> Till:   Askencrantz Bodil
> Ämne:   RE: Goran Warff Paperweight
>
> Thank you Bodil for your prompt response.  I am very proud of my tiny
> paperweight collection and am very grateful for the background from Goran.
> Please convey my thanks.
>
> Ross McKenzie
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Askencrantz Bodil
> Sent: Thursday, 3 October 2002 8:59 PM
> To: 'Ross McKenzie'
> Subject: SV: Goran Warff Paperweight
>
>
> Dear Sir /Madame
>
> Thank you for your inquiry. Göran Wärrf (not Wolff) has ask me to
> forward this information to you:
>
> "I signed Melbourne because the custumer wanted so. The Piece is from
> 1971.
> The piece was made at Kosta. Warff stands for Ann and Göran Wärff. The
> piece you own is probably from the exhibition at "Ball and Welch"
> 1972. We called them crystal trees or bubble sculptures".
>
> Sincerely
> Göran Wärff & Bodil Askencrantz
> KOSTA BODA
> SE-360 52 Kosta
> Sweden"

Photos are of WW1096, its signing, my Atelje #1073, and finally number #97327.

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Re: id please, probable Kosta weight
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2016, 04:10:01 PM »
Thanks for the help in identity of my paperweight it's a nice addition to my collection

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