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Kosta Boda Glass

With a heritage that stretches back to the 18th century, Swedish company Kosta Boda remains one of the most respected glassmakers today. From its early days crafting more utilitarian glass pieces to its current status as a purveyor of refined art glass, Kosta Boda continues to captivate both new and seasoned collectors.

Emerging from the southern province of Småland, Sweden, in 1742, the Kosta glassworks was established by two pioneering generals. Creating a moniker from their two surnames of Koskull and Staël von Holstein, their company, Kosta, was ideally situated along essential trade routes. This made it easy for them to become an essential supplier of glassware to Stockholm, the country's capital.

By the end of the 19th century, Kosta had elevated their product line to the level of art glass, even debuting several new pieces at Stockholm's General Art and Industrial Exposition in 1897. To further develop this artistic field, Kosta began recruiting Swedish designers to yield increasingly innovative designs. Kosta Boda continues this tradition today, maintaining high standards for both craftsmanship and quality.


Quick Facts

  • Kosta's first female designer was Tyra Lundgren, who joined the team in 1935

  • Kosta eventually merged with the glassworks of the neighboring towns of Boda and Åfors. This conglomeration was initially known as AB Åforsgruppen, but in 1976, it was changed to Kosta Boda AB
  • One of Kosta's most celebrated designers is Vicke Lindstrand, whose legacy includes the popular Dark Magic and Autumn vase designs
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    KOSTA BODA YELLOW GLASS BOWL MODEL 1901 SIGNED TO BASE
    Feb 22, 9:00 AM AEST
    KOSTA BODA YELLOW GLASS BOWL MODEL 1901 SIGNED TO BASE
    by Albion Antique Auction Centre
    Est: AUD10- AUD40
    AUD203 Bids
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    2X KOSTA BODA GLASS VASES/PAPERWEIGHTS MARKED TO BASE
    Feb 22, 9:00 AM AEST
    2X KOSTA BODA GLASS VASES/PAPERWEIGHTS MARKED TO BASE
    by Albion Antique Auction Centre
    Est: AUD10- AUD40
    AUD253 Bids
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    KOSTA BODA CRYSTAL BOWL 58028 EHRNOR SIGNED TO BASE
    Feb 22, 9:00 AM AEST
    KOSTA BODA CRYSTAL BOWL 58028 EHRNOR SIGNED TO BASE
    by Albion Antique Auction Centre
    Est: AUD10- AUD40
    AUD202 Bids
    Vintage Kosta Boda V. Lindstrand's Deer Etched In 'ice Glass'
    Feb 27, 6:00 PM EST
    Vintage Kosta Boda V. Lindstrand's Deer Etched In 'ice Glass'
    by Aether Auctions
    Est: $0- $0
    $22 Bids
    Lot of 2 Kjell Engman Kosta Boda Animal Sculptures
    Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
    Lot of 2 Kjell Engman Kosta Boda Animal Sculptures
    by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
    Est: $300- $400
    $801 Bid
    A large charger by Kosta Boda with blue, black and white inclusions (Dia:37.5cm)
    Feb 22, 1:00 PM AEDT
    A large charger by Kosta Boda with blue, black and white inclusions (Dia:37.5cm)
    by Lawsons
    Est: AUD60- AUD80
    AUD101 Bid
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    PAIR OF KOSTA BODA SNOWBALL TEA LIGHTS/CANDLEHOLDERS
    Feb 22, 9:00 AM AEST
    PAIR OF KOSTA BODA SNOWBALL TEA LIGHTS/CANDLEHOLDERS
    by Albion Antique Auction Centre
    Est: AUD10- AUD40
    AUD101 Bid
    A small Kosta boda small glass vase (H:8.5cm)
    Feb 22, 1:00 PM AEDT
    A small Kosta boda small glass vase (H:8.5cm)
    by Lawsons
    Est: AUD60- AUD80
    AUD101 Bid
    Kosta Boda Faceted Crystal Vase
    Mar 12, 11:00 AM EDT
    Kosta Boda Faceted Crystal Vase
    by Auctions at Showplace
    Est: $200- $400
    $500 Bids
    Bowl, Kosta Boda Sweden, 20th century, colorless
    Feb 24, 10:30 AM CET
    Bowl, Kosta Boda Sweden, 20th century, colorless
    by Henry's Auktionshaus
    Est: €150- €300
    €1200 Bids
    Bowl/vase, Göran Wärff (1933-2022) for Kosta Boda
    Feb 24, 10:30 AM CET
    Bowl/vase, Göran Wärff (1933-2022) for Kosta Boda
    by Henry's Auktionshaus
    Est: €180- €350
    €1600 Bids
    Bowl, Göran Wärff (1933-2022) for Kosta Boda, Sweden
    Feb 24, 10:30 AM CET
    Bowl, Göran Wärff (1933-2022) for Kosta Boda, Sweden
    by Henry's Auktionshaus
    Est: €180- €350
    €1600 Bids
    Bowl, Bertil Vallien, 1938-2018, Kosta Boda Sweden
    Feb 24, 10:30 AM CET
    Bowl, Bertil Vallien, 1938-2018, Kosta Boda Sweden
    by Henry's Auktionshaus
    Est: €220- €400
    €2000 Bids
    Large vase, Ulrica Hyndmann-Vallien (1938- 2018), Kosta
    Feb 24, 10:30 AM CET
    Large vase, Ulrica Hyndmann-Vallien (1938- 2018), Kosta
    by Henry's Auktionshaus
    Est: €350- €700
    €3200 Bids
    (2) Kjell Engman x Kosta Boda Art Glass Vases
    Feb 25, 1:30 PM EST
    (2) Kjell Engman x Kosta Boda Art Glass Vases
    by Napoleon's Fine Art
    Est: $125- $250
    $500 Bids
    (2) Kosta Boda Clear Glass Paperweights
    Feb 25, 1:30 PM EST
    (2) Kosta Boda Clear Glass Paperweights
    by Napoleon's Fine Art
    Est: $25- $100
    $200 Bids
    Large Kosta Boda Contemporary Art Glass Charger
    Feb 25, 1:30 PM EST
    Large Kosta Boda Contemporary Art Glass Charger
    by Napoleon's Fine Art
    Est: $100- $250
    $500 Bids
    Ernest Gordon (1916-2002) Acid stamped Ernest Gordon Kosta Glass Vase
    Feb 28, 5:00 PM EST
    Ernest Gordon (1916-2002) Acid stamped Ernest Gordon Kosta Glass Vase
    by Absolute Auction Gallery
    Est: $200- $300
    $700 Bids
    Kosta Boda. Glass bowl circa 1980
    Feb 22, 5:00 PM CET
    Kosta Boda. Glass bowl circa 1980
    by Duran Arte y Subastas
    Est: €0- €0
    €800 Bids
    Kosta Boda Vase circa 1980
    Feb 22, 5:00 PM CET
    Kosta Boda Vase circa 1980
    by Duran Arte y Subastas
    Est: €0- €0
    €700 Bids
    Vase, Göran Wärff (1933-2022) for Kosta Boda, Sweden
    Feb 24, 10:30 AM CET
    Vase, Göran Wärff (1933-2022) for Kosta Boda, Sweden
    by Henry's Auktionshaus
    Est: €220- €400
    €2000 Bids
    2 moderne glazen kommen beide gemerkt Kosta Boda, …
    Feb 27, 7:00 PM CET
    2 moderne glazen kommen beide gemerkt Kosta Boda, …
    by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
    Est: €300- €400
    €1500 Bids
    2 diverse Zweedse glazen design vazen, ontwerp Gör…
    Feb 27, 7:00 PM CET
    2 diverse Zweedse glazen design vazen, ontwerp Gör…
    by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
    Est: €300- €400
    €1500 Bids

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