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Mid-Century Modern2310 of 2609Mid Century Abstract Boat Painting - Need some Help with IdentifyingINGE PERSSON RÖRSTRAND CHAMOTTE
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Posted 5 years ago


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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" )

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  1. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Lovely shape and colour....:-)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks inky!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks czechman!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Maggie-Dog!
  5. lass lass, 5 years ago
    I am in touch with a swedish forum, I can ask if anyone there knows about the piece.
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 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, 5 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks SEAN & AURA too !!!!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks SEPDAVE, AURA & NICEFICE too!!!!!

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