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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: glassobsessed on July 02, 2009, 04:42:44 PM

Title: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: glassobsessed on July 02, 2009, 04:42:44 PM
I was wondering about a name for this candlestick and designer (so I can sound knowledgable when I sell it). :24:

Reminds me of a set from the original Superman film, probably where Superman kept his Cryptonite.

Many thanks, John.
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: Anne on July 02, 2009, 09:58:55 PM
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6819.0.html - believed to be Ann Warff.
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: glassobsessed on July 02, 2009, 10:29:17 PM
Thank you Anne.

I have to admit to not searching on the message board before posting (I did look elsewhere on t'internet, promise).  I think I will try it out and if it looks as good as Ivo suggests maybe it's a keeper.

John.
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: dirk. on June 20, 2010, 08:14:45 PM
Browsing older threads...
I´ve got a larger, mould-blown version of this candleholder. Think it´s signed
G. Wärff. I´ll post pictures tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: dorian_graye on June 21, 2010, 12:03:06 PM
I have one of these sitting in front of me on my coffee table.  It's beautiful when lit up with a votive.  Mine is unmarked, but I've always suspected it was Kosta.  Now I know for sure!

I think may be called "Igloo".
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: dorian_graye on June 21, 2010, 02:58:08 PM
er, I mean "Polar".  :-[
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: dirk. on June 21, 2010, 03:12:36 PM
Here it is. It´s ca. 12cm tall and wide and weighs a ton (read: >2kg - that´s, where my kitchen
scales end). It´s signed `Kosta 67513 G. Wärff´. Does anyone know, whether the numbers
indicate a certain date of manufacture?
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: dirk. on June 21, 2010, 08:08:56 PM
Thanks for the name, Dorian! It´s described as ´Polar´ in ´The Kosta Boda Book Of Glass´.
See (scroll down) picture of the book in question in this ebay auction:
http://cgi.cafr.ebay.ca/Kosta-Boda-Goran-Warff-Polar-Candle-Holder-Igloo-/250644288824
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: dorian_graye on June 21, 2010, 08:47:34 PM
Glad I could finally be of some use.  Usually I'm just needing information and have none to give.  Cheers! :hiclp:
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: Pinkspoons on June 22, 2010, 01:09:36 AM
The Kosta Boda Book Of Glass was the title for the 1986 trade catalogue, rather than it being a reference book proper, That will at least give you an approximate period of production, Dirk, or at least a window in to it.
Title: Re: Kosta Boda candlestick
Post by: dirk. on June 22, 2010, 03:38:14 AM
Thanks, Nic!  :)