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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: Trebor on April 14, 2011, 01:01:48 PM

Title: Trying to find the age of my KOSTA
Post by: Trebor on April 14, 2011, 01:01:48 PM
Hi can you please help i am trying to determine the age of this vase it is a seaweed glass vase .I think it is by Vicke linstrand  .On the base it has (Kosbo L H1782) .I got it in southport yesterday £3.50 . :girlcheer: Thank you

Mod: subject line corrected to read KOSTA not Kosbo
Title: Re: Trying to find the age of my Kosbo
Post by: Lustrousstone on April 14, 2011, 01:27:58 PM
I think you mean Kosta. Can we have pictures against a plain background, including a base shot (much as we like being nosy, garden backgrounds don't work for being able to see clearly).
Title: Re: Trying to find the age of my Kosbo
Post by: Alfies Dad on April 14, 2011, 01:30:15 PM
Maybe Kosbo stands for Kosta boda, If it is right, you got yourself a bargain... I'm sure someone will know for definate
Title: Re: Trying to find the age of my Kosbo
Post by: Mosquito on April 14, 2011, 03:04:35 PM
The mark is for Kosta, this vase predates the merger with Boda. According to Ivo's book (Miller's Glass Fact File a-z) LH is for Lindstrand Handmade, numbers in the range 1640-1784 date between 1958-61. I'm not sure if the year is the design year or production year. Either way it's a very desireable vase and a great find at £3.50  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Trying to find the age of my Kosbo
Post by: style-invasion on April 14, 2011, 08:12:28 PM
yepp it's lindstrand... :hiclp:
Title: Re: Trying to find the age of my Kosbo
Post by: Trebor on April 15, 2011, 04:36:52 PM
Are these better
Title: Re: Trying to find the age of my KOSTA
Post by: langhaugh on April 17, 2011, 06:28:47 AM
Hi:

What a great price!  This vase first appears in the Kosta catalogue for 1962-3, but could have been made after that date.


David
Title: Re: Trying to find the age of my KOSTA
Post by: Daniel S on April 17, 2011, 06:41:10 AM
For sure made for more than these years. It's common.
Title: Re: Trying to find the age of my KOSTA
Post by: kisslikeether on May 07, 2011, 03:38:30 PM
Langhaugh is correct in saying year of design as 1962 (Fire & Sea pg78) Alas that doesn't say length of production - Def a bargain these regularly got for the £100 mark on ebay. Well Done You!