SOLD July 2020!
Background Info and Provenance
A Vicke Lindstrand, “Cat And the Net” vase signed to the base Kosta 2456. This is an iconic Lindstrand piece and the only one I’ve ever seen in the flesh. I think the reason for its popularity is the story the piece tells. There is a message behind it and part of the appeal is guessing what Lindstrand was communicating.
This was a tough piece to photograph and even with the work I did I still don’t feel it was captured as well as possible.
Because this is such an iconic piece and it’s rare it fetches more than most Lindstrand pieces. Free Forms USA- has a similar vase (but double in size) for $2200.
There’s a lot of work involved in creating this piece. Being a 1950’s piece, the engraving was done by hand. The vase features copper wheel engraving, a technique that became popular in the 1940’s. I’m pretty certain this is an early 1950’s piece when Vicke Lindstrand first joined Kosta. This would explain the unusual numbering. In the early 50’s Lindstrand’s numbering system wouldn’t have yet been established. Also Lindstrand created engraved pieces prior to starting at Kosta. He did pieces in the 1940’s at Orrefors. In the “Scandinavian Glass- Smoke And Ice” reference book there is a Lindstrand piece that uses the exact same technique as this piece but it has a woman amongst nets with a basket on her head. That piece is dated 1951. I would say this is very early 50’s. The piece shown in the “Smoke and Ice” book has a value of $4000-$5000. This one with the cat has obvious investment appeal.
Kosta Boda is probably the most successful glassworks ever and this is one of their earlier pieces well before Kosta and Boda amalgamated. The design captivates just as much today as it did back then. Instead of adding to global pollution consider buying vintage- there are very few better ways to invest in your home and our environment.
This vintage piece is in excellent condition for its age with no damage to report. NO cracks, NO chips, NO repairs. It has a couple of minor signs of use to be expected of something this age- nothing that warrants a specific mention. It looks great. I've debated for some time if this piece has feint clouding or not. In strong light it looks as though it may have very feint clouding (only on a dark background though). In normal light it has no clouding at all. This item has a height of 14cm and about 10cm across. Read my 1120+ feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can and will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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