Kosta was founded in 1742 by Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Stael von Holstein and is the oldest Swedish glass factory. The name Kosta comes from the founders surnames.
From the 1920s – 1950s, they became one of the leaders in Sweden of fine art and tableware. They also made bottles, window glass, drinking glasses, glass chandeliers, glassware, crystal, vases and much more.
In 1903, the company merged with the Reijmyre glassworks but kept their names.
In 1964, Kosta and Boda merged and became the Afors Group in 1971. In 1976, the company changed their name to Kosta Boda. They merged with Orrefors in 1990 and continue to make products today.
Kosta Boda Marks
Popular Kosta Boda
1950’s, 1960’s Kosta tapering ovoid vase
1960’s Kosta Boda vase designed by Vicke Lindstrand
1980’s Kosta Boda Artist’s Collection bottle vase
1980’s Kosta Boda Artist’s Collection glass bowl
1990’s Kosta Boda Can Can footed bowl
Kosta Boda Boat cast-glass sculpture
Kosta Boda candle holders
Kosta Boda glassware
Kosta Boda Unik vase designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien
Kosta Dark Magic cased vase
Kosta Var (Spring) ovoid vase
Kosta glass vase
Kosta Boda Mirage series green and blue glass vase designed by Goran Warff
Kosta Boda Value, Price Guide
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