Bertil Vallien Irridescent purple glass vase with applied lines for Afors, Sweden 1970s. Signed with Afors mark. By the late 1970s Afors had been bought by Kosta and their mark was sometimes used on experimental pieces. This is a very rare test piece for Vallien's Volcano series of glass items for Kosta. This shape was never put into production.
This piece has been authenticated to us by Bertil Vallien himself. He indicated that very few were made. Please contact us if you need more details.
Excellent used condition.
Bertil Vallien (1938 -) is one of the greatest living glass designers from Sweden. Best known for his sandcast glass sculptures, he designed a full range of items from tablewares to art glass to one-off commissions. Highly expressionist in style with often coded meanings his work epitomises the postmodern stylisic playfulness that came to prominence in the latter decades of the twentieth century. He has exhibited his work worldwide.
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