Share your favorites on Show & Tell


In Art Glass > Scandinavian Art Glass > Show & Tell and Mid-Century Modern > Show & Tell.
Scandinavian Art Glass1025 of 1350MENUET VASES, Per Lütken (Holmegaard, 1955)Iittala SCORE!!!
Love it
Like it

PoirePoire loves this.
FleamarkettammyFleamarkettammy loves this.
dlpetersendlpetersen loves this.
SepdaveSepdave loves this.
auraaura loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
AmberRoseAmberRose loves this.
austrohungaroaustrohungaro loves this.
Maggie-DogMaggie-Dog loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
See 10 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 9 years ago

    (723 items)

    Kosta is actually the name of a glass centre in Sweden. But interestingly the name of the area was changed because of the fame of the glassworks. The name itself was derived by combining the first letters from the surnames of the founders of the firm: Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Stael von Holstein, to form Ko-Sta. In 1742! They were even playing around with names like this in the mid eighteenth century.

    Two hundred years later, in the same way, Inge Samuelsson, Sven Ernstsson & Tore Andersson formed a glassworks in the town (by then well known as) Kosta called SEA, the first letters of their surnames. This was in 1956 when they took over an existing glass business known as AB Ekeberga.

    The designers may well have been one of the three owners Inge Samuelsson, Sven Ernstsson & Tore Andersson. If you can help me here I'd appreciate any input. But I have seen pieces from their factory in this early period that seem to be based on Vicke Lindstrand’s designs of the period. When I saw this little dish I immediately thought "Lindstrand, Kosta". No, delusional, the signature is not right. In fact later I found out that I was only right on the town, not the factory and not the designer. But it is my first signed item by that factory.

    This vase is signed SEA 6140
    H: 6cm high ( 2.4 ") & W: 13,5 cm ( 5.3" )

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Scandinavian Art Glass
    See all
    Vintage Mid Century Signed Kosta Boda Swedish Modernist Art Glass Head
    Vintage Mid Century Signed Kosta Bo...
    Mats Jonasson Maleras Crystal Ladies Face Sculpture
    Mats Jonasson Maleras Crystal Ladie...
    VINTAGE Erik Hoglundsigned Pukeberg Glassworks Man Woman Sculptures, c. 1980
    VINTAGE Erik Hoglundsigned Pukeberg...
    Vintage Mid Century Signed Kosta Boda Swedish Modernist Art Glass Head
    Vintage Mid Century Signed Kosta Bo...
    See all


    1. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Lovely shape and colour....:-)
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks inky!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks czechman!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Maggie-Dog!
    5. lass lass, 9 years ago
      I am in touch with a swedish forum, I can ask if anyone there knows about the piece.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      I'd appreciate your help on the Swedish forum,lass. I do know of the forum and have read some things using google translate. But your help would be invaluable.
      Thanks too to bellin, miKKo, austro and Amber too! Have you got back from the " giro d'america?"
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks mustangtony!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN!
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN & AURA too !!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SEPDAVE, AURA & NICEFICE too!!!!!
    12. dlpetersen, 3 years ago
      I really like the shape and the color is beautiful.
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks POIRE & DLPETERSEN !!!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.