Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien Blue Galaxy Art Glass Vase Decanter Scandinavian 1950
Mid-Century Modern Vitruvian Man called Starlight Dancer art glass table sculpture designed by Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda made in Sweden.
Engraved at the bottom and numbered, Signed: BODA/ ARTIST/ WL/ B VALLIEN/ 48016. Opening measures 2.25 Diameter.
Beautiful, limited edition glass sculpture from Sweden and Kosta Boda.
In good vintage condition, no chips or cracks.
Bertil Vallien is a contemporary Swedish artist, best known for his uncanny, ethereal sand casted glass sculptures. His works are mystical, coded representational forms that evoke the aesthetics of Primitivism, archeology, and ancient runes. Often featuring haunting faces or figural forms, Vallien's sculptures are manufactured through an industrial process originally intended for metalworking, melding material with process in complex ways that hearken back to the Functionalism and the populist roots of Modernism. Born in 1938 in Sollentuna, Sweden, Vallien studied drawing early in his life at the Konstfack School of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm before pursuing an interest in ceramics throughout much of his youth. He entered the ceramics department at Konstfack in 1955 and subsequently pursued a career in industrial ceramic production, which lasted over a decade. Vallien's work has gained international critical attention in recent years, leading to lecturing positions in the United States and Japan, and exhibitions at such institutions as Litvak Gallery in Tel Aviv and PAN in Amsterdam.
9ʺW × 4ʺD × 11.25ʺH
Coastal / Scandinavian / Space Age
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
Baby Blue / Blue / White
The Art Glass Vase is in good vintage condition with some normal wear. No chips, no breaks. Please see pictures.