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Vicke Lindstrand Decanter LH 1520 for Kosta

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Posted 2 years ago

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cobaltcobold
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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.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    What a contrast!
    That red is so vibrant and so you!
  2. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 2 years ago
    @vetraio50, @ BELLIN68, thank you!
  3. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Gorgeous just love that stopper!...:-)
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    So this is the new Vicke Lindstrand... it is absolutely amazing!!! I love it!
  5. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 2 years ago
    @austrohungaro, thank you. Your opinion is so important for me. Doesn't it resemble som Per Lutken-Decanters of this time - the "aristocrat", for example?
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    Thanks cobalt!!! :) Well, it reminds me more of Jacob Bang's Firkantet (Square) decanter, and the Saara by Saara Hopea... As for the coloured stopper, there's Tamara Aladin's Star decanter with a red boll stopper too... (a picture of this one I will share here soon). As for Lütken's Aristocrat... well I guess they share the same simple body/amazing stopper scheme :)
  7. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 2 years ago
    Didn't know the Firkantet. There are some good pictures here:

    http://www.hardernet.dk/Stemware/Karaffel_firkantet-Jacob_E._Bang_KG_1960.htm

    And I really love Saare Hopea who I just discoverd. Your picture is beuatiful:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/40495-saara-decanter-and-maari-glases-sara-ho
  8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    Thanks again for all the compliments!!! :) I'd say your VL decanter lies between both Bang's and Hopea's... only Lindstrand's seems to be earlier! :) (well, at least earlier than Bang's... not sure when Hopea designed hers)
  9. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 2 years ago
    I'm not quite sure about the years. There is a link on vintage seekers (I didn't buy it there):

    http://www.vintageseekers.com/products/v-lindstrand-decanter-for-kosta

    They say it's from 1955. There exemplary seems to have been in clear glass.
  10. GlasswareGuy GlasswareGuy, 2 years ago
    not a big fan of the form but i do like the contrast of the grey and red
  11. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 2 years ago
    I just love the squareness of the bottom and the roundness of the shoulder. It's clearly a diva from the Fifties.
  12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    Ooooh, my! i didn't know this site... what impossible prices they're asking for their glass stuff! They're actually asking £1,450 for a lemonade set! :/ (no doubt they want to keep it... hahaha).
  13. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    great post -- great information -- thanks to you for posting and to those that shared
  14. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 2 years ago
    @BELLIN, Yes, it has the engraved signature KOSTA LH 1520.

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