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Price of $75 is for ONE LARGE Zebra (15cm long) only. Sorry SOLD in July 2020!
If I happen to find another large zebra it’ll be MORE than $75, probably $82 (I haven’t found any Zebras for 7 years now). If you want to sell your Zoo Series get in contact with us! BUYERS WAITING. Others may be available separately. Enquire if you have interest in any of the others. The postage price will be basically the same for one or any number of these Boda zoo animals.(For a guide of postage prices click on the DELIVERY tab.)
Background Info and Provenance
ONE LARGE Boda zebra measuring 15cm in length. This figure is often called the horse but I’m certain it’s the zebra (it has stripes in the mane only). There is a zebra in the series and I think this is it. This figure is part of the Zoo series sold before Kosta Boda had merged- it was made by Boda in the 1970’s. I’ve got several animals in my own collection that have a “Boda- Handmade in Sweden” foil label- this “Boda” label verifies that the zoo series is pre-1976. (The zebra in this listing DOES NOT have a label).
The zebras are virtually non-existent here in Australia. To my knowledge the zebras were never retailed here.
Due to the popularity of these figures other series were released by Boda including the Circus series and Farm series. There is surprisingly little information on them- I can’t find anything really except a couple of discussion boards where people say how much they like them. Some dealers say they were designed by Erik Hoglund and others say Bertil Vallien. The more experienced tend to say Vallien who is the most successful of all Kosta Boda’s designers. Kosta Boda is arguably the most successful glassworks in the world. The zoo series is set to increase in value in the future as they become harder to get. (I for one will be tightly hanging onto my collection- I love them. This is an extra piece I recently found in my travels.) These creatures are all HAND-MADE from crystal and over 40 years old.
I can’t see the zoo series losing any value in the future. There’s no chance this HAND-MADE piece will end up as landfill because he’s gone out of style- the idea and design is so ingenious it has superseded trends. After many modern pieces have ended up as landfill this piece will be passed onto yet another loving home. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and our environment.
Other Zoo Series we currently have available for sale. Please note this list is subject to change as we often get enquiries for zoo-series creatures-
Small Hippo- approx. 10cm long – $64 (small hippos are quite hard to get)
Large Elephant- 15cm long – $87 (elephants have mid-range rarity- they’re quite hard to get in Australia though- I got this one from overseas- the weight means less of them have come to Australia because of high international postage costs)
Rhino- see the separate iNVISeDGE listing – SORRY SOLD for $97!!! (Rhino’s are hard to get)
Large Lion- see the separate iNVISeDGE listing- (there’s a ginormous lion as well that’s 26cm in length- it’s too big to be displayed with the others- it looks odd with the smaller ones) – SORRY SOLD!!
Smaller Giraffe- 18cm (it’s still much taller than all the larger animals in this series)- $99 (the giraffes are hard to get in Australia but not ridiculously rare like the tiger and 2-humped camel) – SORRY SOLD!!
Small lion- 10.5cm long- $58 (the small lion is much harder to get compared to the larger lion) – SORRY SOLD!!
Other Boda items I have that are in related series (same style as these)-
Boda Unicorn- 15cm long (Fantasy Series I think it’s called)- $78
Boda Afghan Hound- large- 16cm long (there are Dogs- they’re called the Kennel Series)- $78
Other Zoo Series in my own collection that are NOT FOR SALE at this point in time-
Small elephant- approx 10cm long
Large Hippo- approx 13cm long (there’s a ginormous hippo as well that’s 23cm in length- it’s too big to be displayed with the others- it looks odd with the smaller ones)
Curly-horned Ibex / Antelope with original foil label (most don’t have the labels on them)- 14cm high
2 humped camel (so so soooooooo rare that I can’t part with him!)
Large Giraffe- 24cm in height
Overall this zebra is in excellent condition for its age. There is NO damage- NO chips, NO cracks. There are minor signs of use to be expected of a piece that’s about 40 years old but nothing that’s noticed. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The medium zebra has a length of 15cm and stands about 14cm in height. This is the LARGER size. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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