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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: kay813 on June 27, 2017, 11:25:28 AM

Title: ID needed for this Kosta Boda Vase. ID = Design by Monica Backström
Post by: kay813 on June 27, 2017, 11:25:28 AM
Hello, I have Kosta Boda Vase with designer's signature on the bottom, but can't figure out the name of designer and its product number. How could I post a pictures to "ID needed" forum?
Title: Re: ID needed for this Kosta Voda Vase
Post by: KevinH on June 27, 2017, 05:10:02 PM
Hi Kay813, welcome to the Board.

I have moved your post from "Events" to the general "Glass" forum where you can add pictures by using the "Attach" function (and the "more attachments" facility) at the bottom of the Post window.

You will not be able add the pics now to this initial post but you can add a "Reply" to your own thread and put up to 4 pics in there. If you need to add more pics, just make another Reply to your thread.

Each photo needs to be below 125Kb in file size. If you have trouble resizing your pics, please see:
TECHIE TIPS: Resizing images to fit the board (http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,34093.0.html)
Title: Re: ID needed for this Kosta Voda Vase
Post by: Paul S. on June 27, 2017, 05:58:31 PM
hope you manage to upload some pix.                 Designers at Kosta/Kosta Boda, post 1950, which will probably cover the date of your piece have been  ...

Vicke Lindstrand           (1950  -  73)     first letter of code is L
Ernest Gordon              (1953  -  55)
Mona Morales-Schildt    (1958  -  70)     code is usually SS
Anne  Warff                  (1964  -  78)
Goran Warff                 (1964  - 
Stig Lindberg                (1965  -

With much Scandi glass, the 'signature' on the glass is often not that of the actual designer, but mostly a factory employee signing on behalf of the designer.          The above might help you to decide to which of these your signature relates.

Welcome to the GMB.

Ref. 'Scandinavian Glass 1930 - 2000  ...  Smoke & Ice'   -    Lorenzo Vigier & Leslie Pina   -    2002.
Title: Re: ID needed for this Kosta Voda Vase
Post by: Anne on June 27, 2017, 09:53:55 PM
Welcome to the board. Your post does not need to be linked to the calendar as that is for events only not queries, so I have deleted the calendar link. If you need help posting photos after reviewing the suggested help please just ask and one of us will  help out.
Title: Re: ID needed for this Kosta Boda Vase
Post by: kay813 on June 30, 2017, 09:24:47 AM
Hello, Thanks for kind replies. Attached are pictures of the Vase and signature. If there's anyone who knows the name of this vase and designer, please let me know. Thanks in advance :)
Title: Re: ID needed for this Kosta Boda Vase
Post by: Paul S. on June 30, 2017, 12:51:18 PM
sorry - your pix are way too small to see details.                 Try resizing so that the smallest size is 700. :)
Presumably you have either a label or you can read the name Kosta Boda.

As you can imagine there is massive diversity of colour and shape in Scandi glass, and although I can't see KB in your colourway, it does appear that Holmegaard produced their Cascade series with similar colours.
Title: Re: ID needed for this Kosta Boda Vase
Post by: kay813 on July 01, 2017, 09:28:11 AM
Thanks for your helps and replies. Attached are fixed pictures. Hope you can see it now :)
Title: Re: ID needed for this Kosta Boda Vase
Post by: Paul S. on July 01, 2017, 10:42:23 AM
thanks ........   although struggling to decipher the writing.         It does appear there's a five digit No. there, which would agree with the factories numbering system until early in the C21, when believe this was changed to a seven  digit numbering system.

Time was we had hordes of members who would have been able to help with Scandi id, but fings aint wot they used to be ;)
Title: Re: ID needed for this Kosta Boda Vase
Post by: robbo on July 01, 2017, 09:19:36 PM
It is Kosta Boda, Monica Backström. The design is called 'Gobi'.

There are some more shapes from the series here:

https://www.bukowskis.com/sv/lots/688954-vaser-2-st-samt-kanna-glas-monica-backstrom-kosta-boda-signerade-1900-talets-andra-halft
Title: Re: ID needed for this Kosta Boda Vase
Post by: kay813 on July 02, 2017, 12:56:41 AM
Thanks for replies and robbo for ID! I had a box with it but the label was erased so couldn't find out the designer's name. Very interesting to know it was released in 1997 - since I thought it's from early 2000s.