Posted 4 years ago
This was love on the first sight. I coudn't help buying it. I admit that this is the single object for which I spent the most important amount until now. I found with a Google picture search in looking for Vicke Lindstrand in combination with the color red. A British glass dealer sent it to me. Long live the internet! It measures 25 cm without and 30 cm with the red stopper. The corpus is sightly smoke-colored which hightens even the delicious contrast to the light red stopper. To be true, I love this sort of contrast.
I had first seen a similar decanter, but a smaller one, of the same series on ebay.co.uk but was not happy enough to get it.
I don't have any books or catalogues about Kosta. It seems that it was designed by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta in 1950 and that it was produced until 1959. In my internet investigations I found also a display ad from a Swedish design magazine with some other pieces of this time and their catalogue numbers.
I wouldn't call it a classic of industrial design, which is my "official" field of interest. For me it has more the noblesse of a Rolls Royce model of the Fifties. I took pictures from below and from above to show the elegantly rounded square shape of the bottle.
If you have more informations I'd be greatful if you would add them here.