The photos or text can not be used without prior consent from the owner. This listing also appears on the iNVISeDGE website so can be cancelled at any time. A VINTAGE Kosta enameled bowl engraved to the base (Kosta 57203 Warff).
To my knowledge this means the piece was designed in 1972- the 72 (after the 5 is the year of production). This is an incredibly rare piece designed by Ann and Goran Warff BEFORE Kosta and Boda amalgamated (in 1976). I have only seen a handful in this style over the last 20 years. They were done in very limited numbers due to the complexity of the construction. The bowls are particularly rare- I can't find any for sale in a retail situation worldwide at the moment.This is a rare piece of glass history by highly-esteemed artists. There's a real allure to vintage Kosta (Boda) and this piece is one of Warff's most highly-regarded designs. I love the rawness of this style. There's a dynamic display of colour and movement that seem to capture the essence of a meteor shower at sunset.
The awe-inspiring feeling of this rare cosmic event takes me over whenever I experience this one. The complexity of the craftsmanship is just as inspiring.The sparkling flow of colour created by the enamels in the crystal is unlike anything I've ever experienced. This effect has been achieved in multiple stages. The final stage allows bubbles and streaks of light to pass through the thick crystal. The bubbling of the dark tint applied in the final stages of the construction is fascinating- I have no idea how this would have been achieved. This piece exhibits creative experimentation at its best. This is a highly-complex piece of art. These days this design attracts such attention that Christies of New York accepts it. There's a decent amount of Kosta Boda out there, but this is one of the rarest of any Kosta (Boda) design I've ever had. This piece also retains the original Kosta decal label which cements its investment appeal. What's also interesting about this one is that it has also been signed, "Bengt Heintze Kosta 1973". Bengt Heintze produced some of Warff's more complicated designs in the early-1970's (including various unique pieces). This further adds to the allure of what's on offer here. This one will be passed from one generation to the next.
This piece from 1972 is an obvious investment- values have steadily climbed over the years and this trend should only continue as more and more of our décor items get mass-produced by machines. To be updated here shortly or find this information elsewhere online.Read my 1100+ feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture / design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can and I will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
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This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "michaelgrealy_invisedge" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.