Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131


ca. 1954 (made)
Place of origin

Bowl, Sweden, Småland, designed by Vicke Lindstrand, for Kosta glassworks, 1954

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Clear glass with twisted coloured canes (filigree)
Brief description
Bowl, Sweden, Småland, designed by Vicke Lindstrand, for Kosta glassworks, 1954
  • Maximum width: 21.0cm
Marks and inscriptions
'Lindstrand Kosta' acid-etched (Makers's mark)
Gallery label
Vicke (Victor) Lindstrand (1904-83) was one of the most versatile of Kosta's designers where he was Art Director from 1950-73. Before that he had worked at Orrefors from 1928-40 as well as designing for Karlskrona Porslinsfabrik and Upsala-Ekeby pottery during the 1930s-40s. This bowl, in a 'soft form' typical of the 1950s, shows Lindstrand's work in an international style and technique close to Italian glass of the same period.
Bibliographic reference
Opie,J: Scandinavia; ceramics & glass in the 20thC
Other number
9588 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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