Kosta Boda Glass Identification Guide + Gallery

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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.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Kosta Boda Swedish Green Glass Robot Bowl by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish green glass bowl / dish with robot design. Made by Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, pattern number H699.

LABELLED Boda Blue Glass Anchor Bowl by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish blue glass bowl / dish with anchor design. Made by Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, labelled.

Kosta Boda Swedish Blue Glass Mermaid Bowl by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish blue glass bowl / dish with mermaid design. Made by Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund.

LABELLED Boda Yellow Glass Nude Lady 'Eve' Bowl by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish yellow glass bowl / dish with "Eve" nude lady design. Made by Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, labelled.

Kosta Boda Swedish Amber Glass Cat Bowl by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish amber glass bowl / dish with cat design. Made by Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund.

Kosta Boda Swedish Blue Glass Bull Bowl by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish blue glass bowl / dish with bull design. Made by Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund.

Kosta Boda Swedish Green Glass Bull Bowl by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish green glass bowl / dish with bull design. Made by Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund.

Kosta Boda 60s Swedish Green Glass Bull Bowl - Erik Hoglund

A Swedish green glass bowl / dish with bull design. Made by Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Glass Vase - Bertil Vallien #48175

A Swedish blue & amber glass "wind pipe" stem vase. Made by Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48175, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed.

Kosta Boda Swedish Glass Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien 48009

A Swedish blue & amber glass miniature bottle vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48009, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed and labelled.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Swedish Glass Vase - Bertil Vallien 47834

A Swedish blue & amber glass miniature bottle vase. Made by Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 47834, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Swedish Glass Vase - Bertil Vallien 48010

A Swedish blue & turquoise glass miniature bottle vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48010, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda Swedish Glass Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien 47835

A Swedish blue & purple glass miniature bottle vase. Made by Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 47835, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed.

Kosta Boda Swedish Glass Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien 48008

A Swedish blue & purple glass miniature bottle vase. Made by Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48008, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Glass Creamer - Ulrica Vallien #88013

A Swedish pink & blue glass miniature creamer jug. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 88013, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda Swedish Glass Bowl by Ulrica Vallien #57712 - Signed

A Swedish yellow & blue glass miniature bowl. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 57712, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed.

SIGNED Kosta Boda 'Fidji' Glass Vase by Kjell Engman

A Swedish pink, blue and orange glass vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Kjell Engman, pattern number 78838, from the "Fidji" range, signed and labelled.

SIGNED Boda Afors Swedish Glass 'Cirrus' Vase by B Vallien

A Swedish white and clear glass vase. Made by Boda Afors, designed by Bertil Vallien, from the "Cirrus" range, signed.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Blue Glass Vase by Gunnel Sahlin

A Swedish blue & black glass miniature vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Gunnel Sahlin, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda Textured Ice Effect Candlestick - Labelled

A Swedish clear textured glass candle holder. Made by Kosta Boda, labelled.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Rainbow' Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien

A Swedish white glass vase with coloured stripes. Made by Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48287, from the "Rainbow" range, signed.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Rainbow' Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien #48225

A Swedish white glass vase with coloured stripes. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48225, from the "Rainbow" range, signed.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Rainbow' Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien #48227

A Swedish white glass vase with coloured stripes. Made by Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48227, from the "Rainbow" range, signed.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Rainbow' Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien #48290

A Swedish white glass vase with coloured stripes. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48290, from the "Rainbow" range, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Rainbow' Vase by Bertil Vallien - Signed

A Swedish white glass vase with coloured stripes. Made by Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48223, from the "Rainbow" range, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Rainbow' Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien #48224

A Swedish white glass vase with coloured stripes. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48224, from the "Rainbow" range, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Tulipa' Candle Votive - Ulrica Hydman-Vallien

A Swedish clear glass candle holder / votive with painted tulip design. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, from the "Tulipa" range, labelled.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Tulipa' Vase - Ulrica Hydman-Vallien

A Swedish white glass vase with painted tulip design. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, from the "Tulipa" range, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda Glass Rooster Sculpture Bertil Vallien Zoo Series

A Swedish clear glass rooster bird sculpture. Made by Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, from the "Zoo Series", labelled.

Kosta Boda Glass Camel Sculpture Bertil Vallien Zoo Series

A Swedish clear glass camel sculpture. Made by Boda / Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, from the "Zoo Series".

Kosta Boda Glass Lion Sculpture - Zoo Series by Bertil Vallien

A Swedish clear glass lion sculpture. Made by Boda / Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, from the "Zoo Series".

Kosta Boda Glass Hippo Sculpture - Zoo Series by Bertil Vallien

A Swedish clear glass hippo sculpture. Made by Boda / Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, from the "Zoo Series".

Kosta Boda Glass Poodle Sculpture Bertil Vallien Kennel Series

A Swedish clear glass poodle sculpture. Made by Boda / Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, from the "Kennel Series".

Mats Jonasson / Kosta Boda Glass Owl Paperweight - Signed

A Swedish clear glass owl sculpture. Made by Kosta, designed by Mats Jonasson. Signed to base "Kosta, 93056, MJ".

SIGNED Kosta Boda Pink Glass 'May' Bowl by Kjell Engman

A Swedish white glass "May" bowl with enamelled decoration. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Kjell Engman, signed.

Kosta Boda Glass 'October' Bowl - Signed Kjell Engman

A Swedish white glass "October" bowl with enamelled decoration. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Kjell Engman, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda Bubbly Green Glass Vase Erik Hoglund - Signed

A Swedish bubbly green glass vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, pattern number H832, signed.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Bubbly Green Glass Vase Erik Hoglund #H525

A Swedish bubbly green glass vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, pattern number H525, signed.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Bubbly Red Glass Vase by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish bubbly red glass vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, pattern number H8998, signed.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Blue Glass Swedish Vase by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish blue glass vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, pattern number H1535, signed.

SIGNED Boda Swedish Glass 'Adam & Eve' Bottle by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish blue glass bottle with "Adam & Eve" design. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, signed.

LABELLED Boda Swedish Glass 'Adam & Eve' Shot Glasses by Erik Hoglund

A pair of Swedish green glass shot glasses with "Adam & Eve" design. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, labelled.

Kosta Boda White Glass Atoll Candle Holder/Bowl - Label

A Swedish turquoise and clear glass candle holder / votive. Made by Kosta Boda, from the "Atoll" range, marked and labelled.

Kosta Boda White Glass Atoll Candle Holder/Bowl - Label

A Swedish white and clear glass candle holder / votive. Made by Kosta Boda, from the "Atoll" range, labelled.

Kosta 'Saphir' Swedish Glass Candlestick Holder - Boxed

A Swedish clear glass candle holder. Made by Kosta, from the "Saphir" range, boxed.

SIGNED Boda Swedish Glass 'Cats' Bottle by Erik Hoglund

A Swedish clear glass bottle with embossed motif of two cats. Made by Boda, designed by Erik Hoglund, signed and partial label.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Galaxy' Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien

A Swedish white, purple and green glass "Galaxy" vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48214, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed.

Kosta Boda Glass Vase - Labelled, Signed Ulrica Vallien

A Swedish blue and clear glass vase. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 48646, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed and labelled.

Kosta Boda Glass Fish Paperweight - Signed + Labelled

A Swedish clear glass fish paperweight. Made by Kosta. Labelled, and signed to base "Kosta, 98209".

Kosta Boda Glass 'Tonga' Bowl - Signed Monica Backström

A Swedish clear glass bowl with painted orange, brown and black pattern. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Monica Backström, from the "Tonga" range, signed and labelled.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Green Glass Bowl by Vicke Lindstrand #1128

A Swedish green and clear glass bowl. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Vicke Lindstrand, pattern number 1128, signed.

Kosta Boda Glass 'Snowball' Candle Votive - Ann Warff

A Swedish clear textured glass "Snowball" candle holder / votive. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Ann Warff, marked and labelled.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Glass Creamer Jug by Ulrica Vallien #88012

A Swedish white & blue glass miniature creamer jug. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 88012, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Glass Plate by Ulrica Vallien #78012

A Swedish white & blue glass small plate / saucer. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, pattern number 78012, from the "Artist Collection" range, signed.

Kosta Boda Swedish Glass Engraved Vase - Labelled

A Swedish clear glass vase with etched / engraved floral design. Made by Kosta, labelled.

Kosta Boda Swedish Glass Engraved Vase - Labelled

A Swedish clear glass vase with etched / engraved floral design. Made by Kosta, labelled.

SIGNED Kosta Boda Grey Glass Bowl by Vicke Lindstrand #1610

A Swedish smoky blue glass bowl / ashtray. Made by Kosta Boda, designed by Vicke Lindstrand, pattern number 1610, signed. Circa 1958-59.


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References

For more information on Kosta Boda glass, check out the following resources:

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 978-1857322675

Websites

www.kostaboda.com
www.bergdala-glastekniska-museum.se - Several original Swedish glass catalogues, including Kosta Boda.