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Tue, Mar 21, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 274

Bertil Vallien Kosta Boda Glass Sculpture

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

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Bertil Vallien (Swedish, b. 1938) for Kosta Boda Glass, Sweden. Unique blue and orange glass sculpture, signed and marked along the underside "Kosta Boda Unique 949220."

The innovative fusion of light and color make Bertil Vallien's sculptures among the most celebrated in Europe. Raised in Sweden, Vallien was drawn to the creative freedom of art and inspired by the textural possibilities of clay. He studied ceramics at the Konstfack School of Arts, Crafts, and Design and then spent time in Los Angeles, where his glass art won a prize in the Young Americans competition for his stoneware entry Family on Whale. After returning to Sweden, a fascination with maximizing glass’s ability to absorb light became his passion. He’s known best for his boat forms, faces, and heads. Bertil Vallien's sculptures are part of important museum collections and have garnered prestigious awards, including the Visionary Award from New York's Museum of Arts and Design.

Height: 21 in x width: 6 3/4 in x depth: 3 1/2 in.


The item appears to be in generally good condition. Please note that due to the original design of the item, it is difficult to discern whether there are non-original chips or discoloration. However, it appears that there are no cracks or any other damages that alter the overall appearance of the item significantly. Along the backside, there are areas with adhesive residues to the top and towards the underside. When inspected under UV light, there is no visible sign of restoration.

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