This is a very cool piece of functional art, from the limited "Brain" series by designer Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda, the legendary Swedish art glass studio. It is an anti-stress object, meant to find a home on your nightstand, desk, or other place you spend time at often, and is meant to be held in the hand for a calm, cooling effect. It is an artful rendition of a head laid on its side, with black and white satin glass and a deep purple hue that glows from the middle when the light filters through the paperweight. The face is oblong, a bit morose, and a sort of modernist silhouette of a face and head.This piece makes a very unique and eye-catching statement as a paperweight or desk ornament, and is an amazing way to start a conversation in the workplace or to give a gift to someone who likes the novelty and appeal of functional design in art objects. This paperweight is in good condition. It is a pre-owned piece that has spent time out of the box, so there are a few spots of wear consistent with its previous life on a desk. There are no major scratches or scuffs, and the glass is in excellent condition. It is signed Kosta Boda along a curve at the underside of the head, though it is quite difficult to photograph legibly. This "Brain" measures 3 inches long, 2 1/2 inches wide, and 1 3/4 inches tall when laid on a surface. The item "Kosta Boda Brains Series Bertil Vallien Black-Purple Glass Anti-Stress Object" is in sale since Sunday, February 24, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Kosta Boda". The seller is "lazydogantiques" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.
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