Kosta Boda (Sweden)

Sweden’s oldest glass company, Kosta Boda, also enjoys a reputation as the country’s most artistic and experimental glassmaker. Since the late 19th century, Kosta Boda has hired painters, sculptors and other artists for short stints — generally two or three years — designing glassware, ensuring that the firm’s aesthetic is always lively and fresh.


     Two former army officers founded Kosta Boda in 1742 in Sweden’s densely forested Småland province. (Plentiful timber was needed as fuel for the melting furnaces.) The glassworks’ early products consisted of everyday glassware, such as drinking vessels and windowpanes. As the company recruited master craftsmen from Bohemia, it created fine crystal for an aristocratic clientele.


     Kosta Boda began making art glass — that is, unique and limited edition pieces — with the hiring of the painter Gunnar Wennerberg in 1898. Wennerberg worked in the Art Nouveau style and brought a lush, organic look to the company’s wares. He was followed to the firm by artists such as Edvin Ollers, who in the early- 20th century created rich geometric and abstract floral patterns that were engraved on clear crystal.


     Two post-war Kosta Boda designers stand foremost in the minds of collectors. One is Vicke Lindstrand, who excelled at a technique called cased glass, in which a vividly colored or patterned section of glass is surrounded by and seems to float within a clear crystal body. The other is Erik Höglund, who had an almost artisanal eye for glass shapes, and liked to produce glass that had a textured, warped look. As you will see from the many pieces available on these pages, Kosta Boda created works in an astonishing array of styles, with something to suit any taste.

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Two Mini Erik Hoglund People Bottles for Kosta Bod...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Two miniature bottles colloquially referred to as people or face decanters because of their figurative design. The stopper is in the shape of a head or face and the designer created the...
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda "Atlantis" Series Vase, circa 1959
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda "Atlantis" Series ...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1950s Swedish Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass, Cut Glass
Mesmerizing blown and cut-glass vase from Vicke Lindstrand's 1959 "Atlantis" series for Kosta Boda. A school of fish-shaped cuts "swim" around the vase, and a purple "net" is suspended ...
Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda Midcentury Blue Gala...
Kosta Boda, Bertil Vallien
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Bertil Vallien (Swedish, b. 1938) large glass blown studio vase in variegated mottled blues and creams with applied glass decorations to achieve his famous Galaxy Series, circa 1950, mi...
Tall 1950s Faceted Sommerso Vase Signed by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Glass
Tall 1950s Faceted Sommerso Vase Signed by Vicke L...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass, Cut Glass, Sommerso
A tall brown and clear Sommerso crystal glass vase made by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Glass, Sweden, circa 1950-1959. Vicke Lindstrand is considered by many to be one of the most legend...
Artist's Choice from Kosta Boda Red Art Glass Bowl...
Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Late 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Art Glass
Red, orange and black art glass bowl designed by Kjell Engman for Artist's Choice from Kosta Boda. Engraved at the bottom and numbered, 646/700. The original label is placed at the up...
Kosta Boda Frosted Rainbow Art Glass Vase
Kosta Boda Frosted Rainbow Art Glass Vase
Kosta Boda
Mid-20th Century Swedish Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Kosta Boda Frosted Rainbow Art Glass Vase
Erik Hoglund Kosta Boda 1960s Gilded Swedish Mid C...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Crystal, Iron, Gold Leaf
A 1960s Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda six-light gilded chandelier with handblown glass elements. Rewired. 48" height shown. It has two extra 10" links to make longer.
Set of Six Kosta Boda Clear Glass Candle Holders
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candle Holders
Glass
A set of six clear glass Kosta Boda candle holders. The candle sticks all have free-form bubble inclusions. Five of the decorative objects are column-form and one is cube shaped. The ...
Signed Unique Piece Ann Warff Kosta Boda Unik Art Glass Vase, Sweden, 1975
Signed Unique Piece Ann Warff Kosta Boda Unik Art ...
Kosta Boda, Goran and Ann Warff
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Art Glass, Cut Glass
A beautiful art glass vase by Ann Warff for Kosta Boda, Sweden, 1975. Clear, milky white glass with pink, rose, deep-cut and polished, acid-etched with an abstract motive. Signed at the...
Clear Glass Kosta Boda Vase with Bubble Inclusions...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1980s Swedish Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
A tall slender clear glass vase with bubble inclusions by Kosta Boda. The top of the vessel tappers out slightly.
Coveted Kosta Boda Midcentury White Vase Vessel Ha...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
Rare Kosta Boda white vase with unusual hand-painted design on front.
Substantial Vintage Scandinavian Crystal Candle St...
Kosta Boda
Late 20th Century Swedish Post-Modern Candle Holders
Crystal, Gold
A beautiful and substantial pair of vintage Scandinavian clear crystal and gold hand-painted candlestick holders by Kosta Boda from Sweden. With maker's mark as shown in image, circa 19...
Swedish Kosta Boda Signed Ulrica Hydman-Vallien Glass Bowl
Swedish Kosta Boda Signed Ulrica Hydman-Vallien Gl...
Kosta Boda, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien
Vintage 1970s Swedish Organic Modern Glass
Blown Glass
This Swedish Kosta Boda festive glass bowl that is signed Villien is by Ulrica Hydman- Vallienfrom the late 70's. It is textural and the design is raised with an incised intaglio etched...
1950s "Pippi" Cocktail Shaker and Six Glasses by V...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1950s Swedish Barware
Blown Glass
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda "Pippi" shaker set with six glasses, circa 1950s. Each piece features a single suspended bubble in the base. Shaker has tight-fitting ground-glass lid. M...
Elegant Scandinavian Modern Brass Table Lamp by El...
Kosta Boda, Elis Bergh
20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Brass
Scandinavian Modernh Art Deco polished brass table lamp designed by Elis Bergh, circa 1930 for Kosta. Bergh is known for his modernist designs which often referenced classicism. This la...
1960s Kosta Boda Paperweight Collection
By Kosta Boda, Goran and Ann Warff
1960s Kosta Boda Paperweight Collection
Kosta Boda, Goran and Ann Warff
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Blown Glass
A beautiful collection of Kosta Boda handblown glass paperweights signed by artists Ann and Goran Warff. These were created in the late 1960s. Largest clear glass paperweight measures ...
Göran Warff for Kosta Boda, Crystal Vase
By Kosta Boda, Göran Wärff
Göran Warff for Kosta Boda, Crystal Vase
Kosta Boda, Göran Wärff
20th Century Swedish Vases and Vessels
Crystal
Crystal vase by Kosta Boda. Designed by Göran Warff Leaded crystal.
Glass Vase by Kosta Boda, Sweden
Glass Vase by Kosta Boda, Sweden
Kosta Boda
1990s Swedish Modern Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Decorative large vase by Kosta Boda, Sweden, circa 1990.
Pair of Table Lamps, Sweden, 1970s
Pair of Table Lamps, Sweden, 1970s
Kosta Boda
Late 20th Century Swedish Table Lamps
Metal, Plexiglass
Pair of cylindrical table lamps, plexiglass and openwork metal. Edited by Kosta Boda. Swedish work dating from the 1970s.
Pair of Vicke Linstrand Kosta Boda Swedish Glass 1...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Art Glass
A great pair of handblown clear and white handblown heavy thick glass Swedish table lamps by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda. Newly rewired.
Set of 12 Extra Tall Water Goblets by Kosta Sweden
Set of 12 Extra Tall Water Goblets by Kosta Sweden...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1950s Swedish Crystal Serveware
Crystal
Circa 1950s, by Kosta, Sweden. These sublime extra-tall crystal water goblets set a spectacular table. Their dramatic silhouette, long elegant stem, and intricately-cut design feature d...
Vases by Vicke Lindstrand
By Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vases by Vicke Lindstrand
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Vicke Lindstrand 1904-1983 vases, two pieces. Signed Kosta LH 1414, Kosta 4133 Lindstrand. Glass, measure: H 23-23.5 cm.
Cut Glass Kosta Lamps, circa 1960
Cut Glass Kosta Lamps, circa 1960
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Cut Glass
ATL1960 A pair of clear blown glass lamps with faceted cut patterns having polished nickel fittings. Signed by Ove Sandeberg for the Swedish glassmaker Kosta. Due to the antique nature ...
Pair of 1960s Glass Lamps with Internal Bubbles by...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps
Brass, Linen, Art Glass
Gorgeous pair of very heavy conical glass lamps with streams of internal bubbles, circa 1960s. Etched signature “Kosta B L 63" to bottom of each lamp. New twisted silk-covered wiring, n...
Kosta Boda 1960s Lead Crystal Table Lamp
Kosta Boda 1960s Lead Crystal Table Lamp
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Crystal
A 1960s modern lead crystal table lamp by Kosta Boda of Sweden. Square base with central round medallion design in the crystal. Original Kosta Boda signature sticker. New shade and rewi...
1960s Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda Blue Art-Glass Face Mask Wall Hanging
1960s Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda Blue Art-Glass F...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Steel, Art Glass
Offered is an exquisite, 1960s Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda blue and clear art-glass face mask. The piece is attached to a handmade steel frame, that can hang on the wall, or stand on a ...
Large Faceted Art Deco Vase with Engraved Mercury ...
Kosta Boda, Elis Bergh
Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
A fantastic, large, faceted Art Deco vase by Elis Bergh for Kosta Boda with an engraved image of the Greek god Mercury in full stride on the front. The base has an etched mark for K...
Pair of Conical Shaped Glass Lamps by Vicke Lindst...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Silk, Cord, Glass
Fantastic pair of conical shaped glass lamps with internal bubble inclusions and satin nickel necks and sockets. Rewired with silver silk twist cord. Designed by Vicke Lindstrand for Ko...
Faceted Ice Crystal Sconces by Kosta Boda
Kosta Boda
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Crystal
Fantastic pair of deep cut ice crystal sconces by Kosta Boda. Rewired for use in the USA.
1950 Boda Iridescent 'Thumbprint' Art Glass Vase Signed by Artist B. Vallien
1950 Boda Iridescent 'Thumbprint' Art Glass Vase S...
Kosta Boda
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Art Glass, Glass
Iridescent large handblown art glass vase with raised design and thumb print by well-known vintage Swedish Glassworks Boda (now known under the name Kosta Boda). The vase is by Bertil V...
Pair Scandinavian Crystal Art Deco Vases with Parr...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Crystal
Pair/set available here for $650 A beautiful petite pair of Scandinavian Art Deco vintage crystal octagonal vases with etched Parrot birds on front, Sweden 1930s. Signed and numbered on...
Exquisite Table Lamp in Sapphire Blue Glass by Edv...
Kosta Boda, Edvin Ollers
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Table Lamps
Glass
Ebullient and elegant, this stunning table designed by Edvin Ollers (1888-1960) in 1931-1932 in the Swedish Modern Classicism style of the 1920s with a handsomely modeled wide globe for...
Erik Hoglund Vibrant Blue Glass Vase for Boda, Swe...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Erik Hogllund vibrant blue handblown glass vase for the Boda Glassworks, Sweden, circa 1960s. Measures: Height 6.75", diameter: 7".
Pair of Brass Kosta Table Lamps, circa 1970s
Pair of Brass Kosta Table Lamps, circa 1970s
Kosta Boda
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
Pair of stylized brass round globe-shaped table lamps made by Kosta AB. They measure 20"H to top of the socket, have a 7"H harp and base is 8"DIA. The lamps have been re-wired and they ...
Crystal Table Lamp with Internal Illumination by K...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps
Exceptional cut crystal table lamp with internal illumination by Kosta Boda, Sweden, 1960s (signed with label). This lamp comes with the original lampshade and diffuser.
Periphas Kosta Boda Eagle Crystal Vase
Periphas Kosta Boda Eagle Crystal Vase
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Crystal
Periphas was a legendary king of Attica and dutiful priest to Apollo. Zeus became indignant because Periphas was revered and honoured as if he were Zeus himself. Zeus wanted to destroy ...
Petite Cupid Crystal Vase
Petite Cupid Crystal Vase
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Crystal
In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. Cupid is wing...
Kosta Boda Attributed Glass Sculptural Tabletop Mirror/  / SAT. SALE
Kosta Boda Attributed Glass Sculptural Tabletop Mi...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1970s Swedish Modern Glass
Blown Glass, Mirror
This charming small glass Kosta Boda attributed tabletop mirror in the shape of a cat's ears has the French glass technique of the look of patte de verre but is sandblasted glass. The c...
"Callisto Myth" Crystal Vases
"Callisto Myth" Crystal Vases
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Crystal
Exquisitely hand-carved, this pair depicts a Greek legend. Zeus fell in love with the huntress Callisto, and she bore him a son named Arcas. In a fit of jealous rage, Zeus's wife turned...
Exceptional Pair of Restored Amber Glass Lamps by ...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Glass
A fabulous pair of amber colored solid glass lamps by Kosta Boda, circa 1980. Heavy, beautifully made pieces. Exceptional jewelry! Excellent restored condition. Rewired using amber tone...
Scandinavian Centerpiece Bowl with Gold Serpent Snake, Sweden
Scandinavian Centerpiece Bowl with Gold Serpent Sn...
Kosta Boda, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien
Late 20th Century Swedish Post-Modern Bowls and Baskets
Art Glass
An 11 in. diameter blue, black and gold, Post-Modern Kosta Boda centerpiece bowl with serpent snake or fish, hand-painted and signed by artist Ulrica Hydman-Vallien. Made in Sweden.  B...
Swedish Glass Vase by Designer Kjell Engman
Swedish Glass Vase by Designer Kjell Engman
Kosta Boda, Anna Ehrner
Late 20th Century Swedish Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
A beautiful Scandinavian glass vase from Kosta Boda by designer Kjell Engman. An ovoid black ground body decorated with large white dots with tall, organically shaped tendrils emerging ...
Kjell Engman, Bottle "Dancer"
By Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Kjell Engman, Bottle "Dancer"
Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Glass
Blown Glass
Bottle with dancer, 1991 Design: Kiell Engman Executed by Kosta Boda, Glasbrik, Sweden Clear glass, lemon yellow and salmon-red opaque overlay, with black mass of melted glass, bat...
Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Piece Unique, 1992
Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Piece Unique, 1992
Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Glass
Glass
Small bottle vase with figures Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Piece unique, 1992 Small bottle flattened on both sides, straight shoulder, narrow neck tube with flat flared mouth, in y...
Collection of 23 Kosta Boda Sunflower Votive Candl...
Kosta Boda
20th Century Swedish Glass
A nice accumulated collection of 23 Kosta Boda sunflower candle or votive holders. There are different sizes. They are not signed, but in good condition. We checked and couldn't see any...
Pair of Green Glass Lamps by Kosta Boda
Pair of Green Glass Lamps by Kosta Boda
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps
Glass, Nickel
A pair of green glass lamps with thick frosted clear casing with nickel hardware by Kosta Boda. Swedish, Circa 1960's
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda "Atlantis" Series Vase, circa 1959
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda "Atlantis" Series ...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1950s Swedish Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass, Cut Glass
Mesmerizing blown and cut-glass vase from Vicke Lindstrand's 1959 "Atlantis" series for Kosta Boda. A school of fish-shaped cuts "swim" around the vase, and a purple "net" is suspended ...
Erik Höglund Pendant for Boda, Sweden, 1960s
Erik Höglund Pendant for Boda, Sweden, 1960s
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Glass, Wrought Iron
Pendant in cast iron and glass, designed by Erik Höglund for Boda, 1960s.
Göran Wärff Modern Art Glass Vase for Kosta Boda, Unica
Göran Wärff Modern Art Glass Vase for Kosta Boda...
Kosta Boda, Göran Wärff
1990s Swedish Modern Glass
Glass
One-off modern art glass vase by Go¨ran Wa¨rff for Kosta Boda, one of the worlds leading art glass workshops. The piece is in an excellent condition and signed on the bottom: "Go¨ran Wa...
Erik Hoglund Chandelier
By Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Erik Hoglund Chandelier
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Vintage 1960s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants
Chic and sizable six-light wrought iron chandelier with metalwork by Lars Larsson and glass candle holders designed by Erik Hoglund. Stamped signature to metal base. For Kosta.
1970s Kosta Boda Art Glass Vase Sommerso
1970s Kosta Boda Art Glass Vase Sommerso
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1970s Swedish Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Vintage Kosta Boda glass vase, dating, circa 1970s. Beautiful clear and brown color. Signed Kosta and Number on the bottom. Very heavy!
Kosta Boda Controlled Bubble Vase
Kosta Boda
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
Red controlled bubble vase signed Kosta.  
Signed Kosta Boda Hand-Painted Glass Vase/ Vessel/ Object/Sculpture /SALE
Signed Kosta Boda Hand-Painted Glass Vase/ Vessel/...
Kosta Boda, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien
Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass
Blown Glass, Paint
This lovely hand-painted Swedish signed Kosta Boda vase, vessel, sculpture, object is hallmarked Urlica HV/BG. It has the plastic Kosta Boda label on the base. Kosta Boda is Sweden's ol...
Three Eden Falk Kosta Boda Crystal Candlesticks
Kosta Boda
Mid-20th Century Swedish Glass
Eden Falk for Kosta Boda. Tallest: 2.75” wide x 2.75” deep x 10” tall.
Opaque Blue Glass Vases by Erik Hoglund
By Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Opaque Blue Glass Vases by Erik Hoglund
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Vintage 1960s Swedish Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
A collection of three opaque, richly-colored blue glass vases by the Swedish artist Erik Hoglund (1932-1998). Hoglund, a sculptor and graphic artist best-known for his innovative glass ...
Bertil Vallien Kosta Boda Sweden "Fenicio" Glass Vase
Bertil Vallien Kosta Boda Sweden "Fenicio" Glass V...
Kosta Boda, Bertil Vallien
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass
Glass
Baluster vase "Fenicio", circa 1970. Design: Bertil Vallien. Execution: Kosta Boda. Transparent body light green glass round decorated with dark green spirals and opaque-white wave...
Swedish Art Glass and Light Sculpture by Kjell Eng...
Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Late 20th Century Swedish Post-Modern Sculptures
Blown Glass, Metal
Beautiful Swedish art glass and light sculpture by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda. This unique piece of art glass stands on a metal base with two position lights inside. The irrigated soi...
Signed Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Rainbow Glass Vessel/Object /SAT. SALE
Signed Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Rainbow Glass V...
Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass
Glass
This beautiful glass object/ vessel is signed and numbered K.Engman 488-38 Kosta Boda.It is delicate in weight and delicate in beautiful shape and color. it has an ethereal look and fee...