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Kosta glass was founded in 1742 by Anders Koskull and Bogislaus Stael Von Holstein. In 1746 Kosta was bought by Johan Wickenberg, and stayed in his family until 1893. Kosta became part of the Afors group in 1971, along with Afors and Boda, and later Johansfors. the group was bought by Upsala-Ekeby in 1975, and renamed Kosta Boda AB in 1976. Kosta Boda merged with Orrefors in 1990 to become Orrefors Kosta Boda, and in 1997 became part of The Royal Scandinavian Group. Designers who have worked at Kosta throughout the years include Gunnar Wennerberg, Alf Wallander, Elis Bergh, Vicke Lindstrand, Paul Hoff, Bengt Edenfalk, Anna Ehrner, and Klas-Goran Tinback.

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Kosta brown + clear glass 'Serica' vase, designed by Vicke Lindstrand, signed to base Kosta brown + clear glass 'Serica' vase, designed by Vicke Lindstrand, signed to base Kosta brown + clear glass vase, signed to base Kosta brown + clear glass vase, signed to base
Kosta brown + clear glass 'Serica' vase, designed by Vicke Lindstrand, signed to base. Kosta brown + clear glass vase, signed to base.

Kosta Boda clear glass votive candle holder, designed by Ernest Gordon, signed to base and labelled Kosta Boda clear glass votive candle holder, designed by Ernest Gordon, signed to base and labelled Kosta Boda clear glass votive candle holder, designed by Ernest Gordon, signed to base and labelled Kosta Boda green glass 'Atoll' votive candle holder, designed by Anna Ehrner, labelled
Kosta Boda clear glass votive candle holder, designed by Ernest Gordon, signed to base and labelled. Kosta Boda green glass 'Atoll' votive candle holder, designed by Anna Ehrner, labelled.

Kosta Boda white glass 'Atoll' votive candle holder, designed by Anna Ehrner, labelled Kosta Boda white glass 'Atoll' votive candle holder, designed by Anna Ehrner, labelled Kosta Boda white glass 'Atoll' votive candle holder, designed by Anna Ehrner, labelled Kosta Boda white glass 'Atoll' votive candle holder, designed by Anna Ehrner, labelled
Kosta Boda white glass 'Atoll' votive candle holder, designed by Anna Ehrner, labelled.

Kosta Boda brown + black glass votive candle holder, signed and labelled. Kosta Boda brown + black glass votive candle holder, signed and labelled. Kosta Boda brown + black glass votive candle holder, signed and labelled. Kosta Boda brown + black glass votive candle holder, signed and labelled.
Kosta Boda brown + black glass votive candle holder, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda white, green + yellow glass 'Tulipa' (Tulip) vase, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, signed + labelled. Kosta Boda white, green + yellow glass 'Tulipa' (Tulip) vase, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, signed + labelled. Kosta Boda white, green + yellow glass 'Tulipa' (Tulip) vase, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, signed + labelled. Kosta Boda white, green + yellow glass 'Tulipa' (Tulip) vase, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, signed + labelled.
Kosta Boda white, green + yellow glass 'Tulipa' (Tulip) vase, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, signed + labelled.

Kosta Boda blue glass vase from the 'Artist Collection', designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 48646, signed + labelled. Kosta Boda blue glass vase from the 'Artist Collection', designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 48646, signed + labelled. Kosta Boda blue glass vase from the 'Artist Collection', designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 48646, signed + labelled. Kosta Boda blue glass vase from the 'Artist Collection', designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 48646, signed + labelled.
Kosta Boda blue glass vase from the 'Artist Collection', designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 48646, signed + labelled.

Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'Galaxy' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48214, signed. Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'Galaxy' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48214, signed. Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'Galaxy' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48214, signed. Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'Galaxy' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48214, signed.
Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'Galaxy' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48214, signed.

Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'May' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58632, signed. Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'May' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58632, signed. Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'May' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58632, signed. Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'May' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58632, signed.
Kosta Boda white, green + purple glass 'May' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58632, signed.

Kosta Boda white, green + blue glass 'October' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58585, signed. Kosta Boda white, green + blue glass 'October' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58585, signed. Kosta Boda white, green + blue glass 'October' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58585, signed. Kosta Boda white, green + blue glass 'October' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58585, signed.
Kosta Boda white, green + blue glass 'October' vase/bowl, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 58585, signed.

Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48227, signed. Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48227, signed. Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48227, signed. Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48227, signed.
Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48227, signed.

Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48223, signed. Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48223, signed. Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48223, signed. Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48223, signed.
Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48223, signed.

Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48225, signed. Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48225, signed. Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48225, signed. Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48225, signed.
Kosta Boda white glass 'Rainbow' vase, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48225, signed.

Kosta Boda clear glass 'Fish' paperweight, signed + labelled. Kosta Boda clear glass 'Fish' paperweight, signed + labelled. Kosta Boda clear glass 'Fish' paperweight, signed + labelled. Kosta Boda clear glass 'Fish' paperweight, signed + labelled.
Kosta Boda clear glass 'Fish' paperweight, signed + labelled.

Kosta Boda clear glass ice effect textured candle holder, labelled Kosta Boda clear glass ice effect textured candle holder, labelled Kosta Boda clear glass ice effect textured candle holder, labelled Kosta Boda clear glass ice effect textured candle holder, labelled
Kosta Boda clear glass ice effect textured candle holder, labelled.

Kosta Boda white glass 'Moon' votive candle holder, designed by Monica Backstrom, labelled Kosta Boda clear glass 'Saphir' votive candle holder, designed by Rolf Sinnemark, boxed Kosta Boda clear glass 'Saphir' votive candle holder, designed by Rolf Sinnemark, boxed
Kosta Boda white glass 'Moon' votive candle holder, designed by Monica Backstrom, labelled. Kosta Boda clear glass 'Saphir' votive candle holder, designed by Rolf Sinnemark, boxed.



        



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References

Books

Scandinavian Glass 1930-2000: Smoke and Ice | ISBN 978-0764316531


Scandinavian Glass 1930-2000: Fire and Sea | ISBN 978-0764324499



20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-0847822539

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