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Glass Identification - Post here for all ID requests => Glass => Topic started by: Paul ADK on June 09, 2006, 05:30:21 PM

Title: Kosta Boda vase
Post by: Paul ADK on June 09, 2006, 05:30:21 PM
We picked up quite a nice 9 1/4" opalescent white signed Kosta Boda vase/bottle this morning for $15, and I have been trying valiantly for the past hour or so to make out the signature.  As best I can determine, the first letter is either a capital Z or the number 2.  There appear to be a total of seven or possibly 8 letters, the last four of which may be "gman."  It does not look to me to be one of the signatures shown in Fire and Sea, the only book we presently own that covers Scandinavian glass, .

According to the woman who sold us the vase, it had been a wedding gift that was being disposed of along with the husband.  The marriage must not have been of long duration as the vase sports the black and clear cellophane label and a five digit number 48892.  Given the color, there is no way I can get a decent photograph.

Any help coming up with the name of the artist will be greatly appreciated.

Paul ADK
Title: Kosta Boda vase
Post by: Max on June 09, 2006, 06:12:01 PM
Kjell Engman has worked for Kosta Boda since 1978, could it be his signature?

Edit:   :lol: You probably needed 'Smoke & Ice' for this one.  I still haven't got 'Fire & Sea'!
Title: Kosta Boda vase
Post by: Paul ADK on June 10, 2006, 12:05:32 AM
Thanks Max, that may very well be the name.  By they way, our copy of Fire and Sea arrived Wed. morning, and we found our first piece of garage sale Kosta Boda forty eight hours later, almost to the minute.  Some might call that coincidence, but just in case there is a higher power smiling down, I ordered another book on Tiffany.