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Title: Help deciphering Kosta Code on large cut glass dish/bowl
Post by: Greg. on July 04, 2012, 11:12:22 AM
Hi All,

Large Kosta shallow dish/bowl with cut fan shaped pattern to the underside, which runs up round the side to the rim.

11 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall, weighs approx 2kg.

When tilted has a smoky purple hue to the glass.

Marked to the side, with what appears to be the following code ''BC 38 Kosta''

Having a little bit of difficulty trying to work out the code/lettering. Any help greatly received.

Greg
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Title: Re: Help deciphering Kosta Code on large cut glass dish/bowl
Post by: ahremck on July 04, 2012, 12:56:05 PM
The B indicates it was an Elis Bergh design and the number may be 638 or o38 and would represent a model number.

Ross
Title: Re: Help deciphering Kosta Code on large cut glass dish/bowl
Post by: Greg. on July 04, 2012, 03:10:24 PM
Many thanks Ross.

I was initially thinking it may have been Elis Bergh, although the second letter/number confused me a little, as it certainly looks more like the letter 'C' rather than the number '6'. However, the number 6  would certainly make more sense in terms of the Kosta's codes/marks.

I guess this piece would date to sometime in the 30s or possibly 40s, is it  possible to establish a year of production or narrower time frame from the model number..? I can't seem to find a date/time frame for this specific model number.....

Many thanks
Greg
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Title: Re: Help deciphering Kosta Code on large cut glass dish/bowl
Post by: acote on August 17, 2012, 09:57:06 PM
Hi Greg,

The number 638 would be valid, and would date the design to 1934.  Some of his pieces were brought back into production in the 1950s, but I belive an 'H' was added to 'B' to be consistent with the numbering used by Lindstrand.

Aaron