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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 41826 Sgn Thick Walled Art Glass Vase
    Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
    Kosta Boda 41826 Sgn Thick Walled Art Glass Vase
    by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
    Est: $50- $200
    $84 Bids
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    2pc Vintage Kosta Boda Art Glass Lion Sculptures
    Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
    2pc Vintage Kosta Boda Art Glass Lion Sculptures
    by Lion and Unicorn
    Est: $10- $200
    $101 Bid
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    2pc Vintage Kosta Boda Annual Cabinet Plates
    Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
    2pc Vintage Kosta Boda Annual Cabinet Plates
    by Lion and Unicorn
    Est: $10- $200
    $100 Bids
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    VICKE LINDSTRAND, VASE
    Dec 12, 10:00 AM CET
    VICKE LINDSTRAND, VASE
    by Schuler Auktionen
    Est: CHF120- CHF220
    CHF1200 Bids
    (2) KOSTA BODA GLASS BALI VASE & CATWALK FIGURE
    Dec 10, 9:00 AM CST
    (2) KOSTA BODA GLASS BALI VASE & CATWALK FIGURE
    by Austin Auction Gallery
    Est: $150- $250
    $1000 Bids
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    Kosta Boda Glass Serving Bowl, Leaves
    Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
    Kosta Boda Glass Serving Bowl, Leaves
    by Lion and Unicorn
    Est: $10- $200
    $100 Bids
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    Vintage Kosta Boda Hand Blown Glass Opalescent Bud Vase
    Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
    Vintage Kosta Boda Hand Blown Glass Opalescent Bud Vase
    by Lion and Unicorn
    Est: $10- $200
    $100 Bids
    Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Rainbow Vase
    Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
    Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Rainbow Vase
    by Auctions at Showplace
    Est: $200- $400
    $500 Bids
    GORAN WARFF FOR KOSTA BODA & JOE NIELANDER SATURN BOWL
    Dec 10, 11:00 AM CST
    GORAN WARFF FOR KOSTA BODA & JOE NIELANDER SATURN BOWL
    by Dirk Soulis Auctions
    Est: $200- $250
    $1000 Bids
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    Vitnage Boda Erik Hoglund Glass Animal Sculpture
    Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
    Vitnage Boda Erik Hoglund Glass Animal Sculpture
    by Lion and Unicorn
    Est: $10- $200
    $100 Bids
    Vase mit Schmetterling Kosta Glasbruk AB, Schweden
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM CET
    Vase mit Schmetterling Kosta Glasbruk AB, Schweden
    by Leo Spik
    Est: €40- €48
    €300 Bids
    Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda "Windpipe" Vases, 2
    Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
    Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda "Windpipe" Vases, 2
    by Auctions at Showplace
    Est: $200- $400
    $500 Bids
    Gunnel Sahlin for Kosta Boda, Artist Collection
    Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
    Gunnel Sahlin for Kosta Boda, Artist Collection
    by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
    Est: 400 kr- 800 kr
    400 kr0 Bids
    Vicke Lindstrand, Bertil Vallien og Kosta Glasskola
    Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
    Vicke Lindstrand, Bertil Vallien og Kosta Glasskola
    by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
    Est: 500 kr- 1,000 kr
    500 kr0 Bids
    Bengt Edenfalk for Kosta Boda Flower Glass Bowl
    Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
    Bengt Edenfalk for Kosta Boda Flower Glass Bowl
    by Auctions at Showplace
    Est: $100- $200
    $500 Bids
    Goran Warff for Kosta Boda Fruit Bowl
    Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
    Goran Warff for Kosta Boda Fruit Bowl
    by Auctions at Showplace
    Est: $100- $200
    $500 Bids
    Rare Kosta Boda Bonbon Stem Cup
    Dec 10, 1:00 PM EST
    Rare Kosta Boda Bonbon Stem Cup
    by Designer Homes of Central Florida
    Est: $125- $1,250
    $1250 Bids
    Rare Kosta Boda Bonbon Stem Cup
    Dec 10, 1:00 PM EST
    Rare Kosta Boda Bonbon Stem Cup
    by Designer Homes of Central Florida
    Est: $175- $1,750
    $1750 Bids
    (49) SWEDISH KOSTA BODA CRYSTAL STEMWARE SERVICE
    Dec 10, 9:00 AM CST
    (49) SWEDISH KOSTA BODA CRYSTAL STEMWARE SERVICE
    by Austin Auction Gallery
    Est: $150- $250
    $1000 Bids
    Kosta Boda Art Glass Vase
    Dec 12, 6:00 PM EST
    Kosta Boda Art Glass Vase
    by Antiques & Art International
    Est: $200- $300
    $1500 Bids
    Kosta Boda Art Glass Vase
    Dec 12, 6:00 PM EST
    Kosta Boda Art Glass Vase
    by Antiques & Art International
    Est: $200- $300
    $1000 Bids
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    BERTIL VALLIEN, VASE "TORNADO"
    Dec 12, 10:00 AM CET
    BERTIL VALLIEN, VASE "TORNADO"
    by Schuler Auktionen
    Est: CHF100- CHF200
    CHF1000 Bids
    Large Kosta Boda Art Glass Charger
    Dec 12, 6:00 PM EST
    Large Kosta Boda Art Glass Charger
    by Antiques & Art International
    Est: $200- $300
    $1000 Bids

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