Very early and very scarce vase with applied handle, form number BV118, designed in 1963 by Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda Åfors. Hailing from Vallien's first year as full-time designer at Åfors, it was originally available in two colours, blue and clear, and in two sizes, of which this is the smallest.
It is a a bulbous shape terminating in a conical neck, in a thick blue glass, with an applied handle to the side.
The last remaining vase bears only a label to the base stating Bertil Vallien as designer. The Boda label as pictured is absent.
This item is NOS (new old stock), and comes from the remaining stock of a Scandinavian glass shop that closed down in the early 1970s.Height: 120mm / 4.7"
Width or Diameter: 80mm / 3.1"
Signature or Markings: Factory label
Condition Report: Some staining inside the vase from poor storage conditions, rendered mostly invisible by the dark glass, otherwise excellent.
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