The Bertil Vallien Volcano vase with purple iridescence was designed in 1981. This miniature is c 4.5 cm high. It is engraved on the base 'Kosta Boda Artist Coll B Vallien 48139'.
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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