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Kärleksgudinna (Lovelady)

1986 (made)
Place of origin

Figure, Sweden, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, for Kosta Boda glassworks, 1986-1986, C.106-1988 .

Object details

Object type
TitleKärleksgudinna (Lovelady)
Materials and techniques
Enamelled glass, with cast metal base
Brief description
Figure, Sweden, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, for Kosta Boda glassworks, 1986-1986, C.106-1988 .
  • Height: 58.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
'Kosta Boda Ulrica H V 310880248' incised (Signature)
Gallery label
'5. Figure: 'Kärleksgudinna' 1986 The use of glass as a sculptural medium is a predominantly 20th-century development. But the subject matter of this piece springs from one of the most traditional sources: folklore. Its name translates as 'Lovelady', and the maker describes the figure as having 'a nasty smile - between the smile of a madonna and a witch'. Sweden Designed and decorated by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien (1938-) Glass blown by Hakon Gunnarsson and Mikael Svensson Kosta; made at Kosta Boda Glass, hand-blown and hand-painted with coloured enamels Given artist Museum no. C.106-1988'
Credit line
Given by the artist
Subject depicted
Bibliographic reference
Opie,J: Scandinavian ceramics & glass in the 20thC
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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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