The white ribbon stripe zebra vase designed for Kosta Boda Sweden by Bertil Vallien is a captivating piece of artistry and craftsmanship, representing the fusion of traditional glassmaking techniques with innovative design. Bertil Vallien, a prominent glass artist, is celebrated for his distinctive use of opaline glass and imaginative patterns. The vase's flattened oval shape with elongated front and back sides and shorter left and right sides evokes a sense of balance and harmony.
Vallien's choice of introducing a white ribbon or stripe into the clear crystal creates a striking visual effect, resembling the elegant and graceful stripes of a zebra. The technique of incorporating a white stripe into the glass is achieved through a meticulous and labor-intensive process, demonstrating the skill and artistry of the glassmaker. The repetition of the white ribbon throughout the crystal vase not only forms a visually stunning pattern but also showcases the seamless blending of the materials.
This particular vase, standing at an impressive 6 1/2 inches tall and measuring 5 3/8 inches in width (16.5 cm × 13.5 cm), exudes an aura of sophistication and refined elegance. Its compact size makes it a versatile piece, suitable for various spaces and arrangements. The hand-signed marking on the bottom, reading Kosta Boda - B.Vallien - 4 8 4 7 4, further enhances the vase's authenticity and adds to its allure for collectors and enthusiasts alike. It denotes that this vase is an original creation by Bertil Vallien, designed specifically for Kosta Boda. Having withstood the test of time, this vintage Kosta Boda vase is in remarkable condition, exhibiting no chips, cracks, or crazing.
While it may show subtle traces of age and usage, these characteristics can be seen as part of its rich history, contributing to its unique charm. Collectors and art enthusiasts seeking a timeless piece of Scandinavian glass art will find this Kosta Boda Sweden Bertil Vallien White Ribbon Stripe Zebra Vase to be a truly captivating addition to their collection. Its opulent design, impeccable condition, and artistic significance make it a rare and desirable find. Own a piece of artistry and history with this stunning Kosta Boda vase, an embodiment of Scandinavian glassmaking excellence.
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