Kosta Boda Scandinavian Glass Gunnel Sahlin Pumpkin
This is an absolutely beautiful Kosta Boda Scandinavian Glass Pumpkin or Gourd, with mottled green body and yellow/orange stem. Pattern 98911 was produced in limited signed edition between 1989 and 1993. The very best in Scandinavian Art Glass.
It was one of a series of hand blown glass vegetables and fruit designed by the well regarded Kosta Glass artist, Gunnel Sahlin, as part of the Frutteria Range. The original label is still intact and it is engraved on the base nub. They were expensive to buy when new and are very difficult to find these days.
This example is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration.
Kosta Boda Artist Coll G.Sahlin 98911
Maximum Approximate Dimensions:
- Diameter – 11.5cm
- Height ~ 13cm
- Unpacked weight 0.6 Kg
A wonderful design which also looks good when back lit, as the light shows the wonderful mottling in the glass which is representative of the skin.
The range ‘Frutteria’ (Italian for Fruit Stand) is referred to as ‘Big’ in reference books.
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Some Information About Kosta Boda
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.