Learn about Kosta Boda

The Kosta Glassworks (Kosta Glasbruk) were founded in Sweden in 1742 and are the earliest glassworks still in operation in Sweden. The name was derived from the last names of the two founders, Anders Koskull, and Georg Bogoslaus Stael von Holstein, giving "Ko-Sta"

It's early production was utilitarian items including window glass, and later chandeliers, wine and beer glasses.

Kosta began producing art glass after 1897 and the company won awards at the 'Celebration of Electricity' fair in Paris in 1900. The designers who worked for Kosta were instrumental in creating the styles of the Swedish Arts & Craft Movement, and displaying the quality of Scandinavian glass designs around this time.

In the 1950's Vicke Lindstrand, who had previously worked for Orrefors, joined Kosta as artistic director, where he remained until 1973. As artistic director he was able to influence the design philosophy of Kosta, and during his employment more and more colour was introduced into the Kosta designs.

Other well known Kosta designers include Goran Warff, Monika Backstrom, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien and Bertil Vallien and examples of their work appear frequently at auction. more...

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Australian colonial pottery cheese dish and cover, possibly Kosta Pottery, 19th century, 17 cm

Kosta Boda blue 'Satellite' vase by Bertil Vallien signed & numbered '59252' to the base. Condition, good, minor wear to the base, height, 13 cm

Kosta Boda glass sculpture with timber stand, signed, 17 cm long approx.

A signd Kosta Boda Studio glass candlestick signed 'Kosta Boda B. Vallien 69510', with original sticker. Height 32 cm

A Kosta Boda frosted glass bowl in coral red with original sticker. Dia. 14 cm

A Kosta Boda small blue swirl glass bowl and orange swirl glass bowl (2) Dia. 11 cm each

A Kosta Boda cube sculpture of a stylised figure on black wooden base with original sticker. Height 19 cm

A signed Kosta Boda 'Cube face' clear glass sculpture on wooden plinth with original sticker. Height 15 cm

A small Kosta Boda 'Cube face' glass sculpture in blue on wooden plinth with original sticker. Height 11 cm

A Kosta Boda 'Cube with face' glass sculpture, signed Bertil Vallien 20 x 20 cm

A Sigurd Persson (Swedish 1914-2003) for Kosta glass vase, thick walled, oval section, with purple/green leafy tendrils. Signed and numbered. Height 18 cm

Black and white Costa Boda vase (A/F to rim), approx 34 cm high

Boda Åfors Bruk Bertil Vallien vase with a frosted glass bowl with raised inside detail on a blue glass pedestal base. Inscribed 'Boda Åfors V202-180 B Vallien'to the base, with original sticker. condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 17.5

Kosta Boda bowl 17.5 cm diameter, 10 cm high

Kosta Boda Goran Warff platter 45 cm x 35 cm, signed to back, on display stand 54 cm x 46 cm

A heavy Kosta Boda bowl, thick walled with internal heavy cobalt blue trails, original paper label. diameter 22.5 cm

Kosta Boda large crystal bowl marks to base, approx 19 cm diameter

A Kosta Boda 'Atoll' white swirl crystal vase, by Anna Ehrner

Two Kosta Boda Snapshot Bird glass sculptures designed by Kjell Engman, etched signed to base 70902232 and 7090481, 14 cm high approx

Kosta Boda Kjell Engman hoof shaped Ballerina vase in a semi translucent opaque white vase, sined 'Kosta Boda K. Engman 7040420'. Condition excellent to good, minor wear to the base. Height 17 cm

Paperweights. Four Kosta Swedish & Molina

Kosta Boda 'Metropolis' Bertil Vallien Atelier vase with cover in two parts, signed to the base. Condition excellent to good, almost as new. Height 55.5 cm

Kosta Boda glass candle holder blue and clear swirl design, height 22 cm approx

Kosta Boda Ulrica Hydman-Valiien glass bowl 'Happy Going Bowl', width 25 cm approx

Kosta Boda B. Vallien vase signed to base, 17.5 cm high

Three various Art Glass items. Engraved yellow glass vase; blue glass bowl; & Kosta Boda water jug. Height 22 cm (jug)

Kosta Boda art glass footed bowl by Engman 19 cm high, 29.5 cm diameter approx

Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien bowl signed to base, 24 cm diameter, 13 cm high approx

Kosta Boda Kjell Engman 'Bali' vase, signed to base, 45 cm high

Kosta Boda B. Vallien 59282, with multi coloured wheel pattern, approx 18 cm diameter

Edinburgh crystal fruit bowl, Kosta Boda decanter and a heavy Orrefors ash tray

Vicke Lindstrand (Swedish, 1904-1983). Art Glass vase produced by Kosta Boda, clear glass with abstract white, red and brown circular lines, stamped underneath 'Lindstrand, Kosta'