A stunning Scandinavian free form glass sculptural art glass dish.
Cobalt blue and white glass is encased in clear glass in organic form.
Graceful, fluid lines, the piece looks lovely from every direction.
Designed by Paul Kedelv for the Swedish firm Flygsfors, this piece was part of his organic Coquille line of art glass.
Signed on the base "Flygsfors '63, Coquille", it still retains the original foil label.
Excellent condition, no damage or wear, very clean.
Measures 5" by 3" across the top, the base is 1.75" by 1.5", stands 3.5" high on one side by 1&7/8" on the other.
A striking piece of Swedish modernist art glass c1963.
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*Flygsfors was a glassworks established in Sweden in 1888, initially to make window glass. For many years they produced cut glass tableware, for which Sweden was famous during the nineteenth century.
During the early twentieth century Swedish glass companies benefited commercially and industrially by their neutrality during the two world wars, and their glassworks evolved beautiful harmonious designs at a time when little was happening in the glassworks of Europe. During the 1950's they led the world in the volume and creativity of their designs.
Paul Kedelv had a studio at Flygsfors in the 1950's where he produced his Coquille series of sculptured vessels like the one pictured above left. Formerly a student of Edvin Ohrstrom, Kedelv had worked at Orrefors in his 20s. He joined Flygsfors at the age of 32, and although he stayed only about seven years, his designs continued to be produced for many years by Flygsfors.
Flygsfors glassworks was taken over by Orrefors in the 1970's and closed in 1980. The designs, especially those by Paul Kedelv, have become highly collectible.
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