Hand blown square decanter or bottle in leaded glass crystal by Erik Hoglund using the German half post method and decorated with an applied seal from the mid 20th century. This is an unique glass object by the late Mr. Höglund, one of Scandinavia's most creative, innovative and idiosyncratic glass blowers of the last one hundred years. It is a large flint glass bottle that was hand blown and then reworked into the shape of a square case bottle (see all photos). The bottle has a second gather of glass that comes up to its shoulder and which adds further strength and a nice decorative accent (the ridge around the shoulder identifies where the second gather ends). The neck of the bottle is also hand tooled and ends with an applied thick string rim to create a broad pouring lip. There is an applied seal on one side of the bottle that has an impressed ox head (see photos). The base of the bottle has a large ground and polished pontil scar (see photos). The glass is clear leaded glass and the bottle weighs 3 1/4 lbs empty and stands 10 5/8 inches tall.
Hoglund produced this bottle before he left Kosta Boda in 1973. The base has`Boda H 1182' on engraved along one edge (see photos of base mark, the number may be or `1187' rather than 1182 since the last digit is hard to read). Mr. Hoglund was born in 1932 and passed away in 1998. He designed glass at Boda from 1953 to 1973 and while there created a wide assortment of glass objects, utilitarian glassware, figurines, sculptures, decanters, bottles and so forth. Hoglund won the Lunning Prize for excellence in design in 1957 and later taught glass design at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass Centre in the United States in 1973. Hoglund's contributions are credited with bringing a new period of accomplishment and glory for Kosta Boda, a glass manufacturer with a long history dating back to 1742 under its Kosta lineage. In the past 25 years, Kosta was acquired by Orrefors in 1990 and then Orrefors/Kosta Boda was subsequently acquired in 1997 by Royal Copenhagen (this lead to the formation of the Royal Scandinavia design group that also includes Georg Jensen, Royal Copenhagen, and Holmegaard). If you enjoy signed pieces of glass from an innovative artist that also appreciated the older traditions in glassmaking, then you may want to acquire this Hoglund example while it is still available. And as always, this signed Kosta Boda decanter with applied ox seal also comes with my Docs Antiques 100% satisfaction guarantee or you may return it using my return policy for a refund (see details below).
SIZE: This square bottle stands about 10 5/8 inches tall and measures about 3 3/8 inches wide across each of its four faces. The inside diameter of the upper neck and rim is about 1 inch whereas the outer edge of the lip reaches about 1 5/8 inches across (diameter).
CONDITION: This bottle has no chips, cracks, hairlines, star cracks, major scratches, repairs or restorations. The only declaration to mention that keeps it from being absolutely mint perfect are from use over the last 40 years. There is a light hazing on the interior from top to bottom that can be noticed up close but is not readily noticeable from a few feet away (see last two photos for light cloudiness picked up under strong light). The base has some exterior wear from use but this is not visible unless viewed from the bottom. A nice one-of-a-kind hand blown glass vessel from a renown artist whose work is growing in demand.
SHIPPING: All US mainland buyers pay $10.80 for well packed and insured USPS Priority (this is an estimated savings of about $1 to $4 since insurance and tracking are also INCLUDED in the above quoted amount for all mainland US addresses). The bottle will weigh about 5 lbs when properly double packed and boxed. If you live in Texas or in an adjacent state, simply email me for a revised quote. A faster shipping option is also available, too (see shipping section below for Priority Mail option). No handling or packing fees are ever charged and fragile items will be double boxed for maximum protection. All international buyers will pay only the exact shipping costs for all verifiable locations outside the continental US mainland. Please note that import duties, taxes and other charges are not included in the item price or shipping costs and these additional charges are the Buyer's responsibility. We do offer a petition for VAT relief on the behalf of the buyer which may help reduce certain import taxes should your country allow such petitions for items over 100 years old. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing this item -- thanks.
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