This is a fine art glass bowl designed by Ann Warff for Kosta Boda – as signed to the base: Kosta AW 23G
It a unique piece by this much sought-after Swedish glass designer – works by Ann Warff are in some of the most prestigious design museum collections. It is probably a piece to add to the collection of a more specialist vintage Swedish glass collector
This large glass bowl is a more simple, pared-down design and the interest is in the shape of the bowl and the all reflections and transparency of the vertical glass stripes around the rim. To me, it looks very ethereal in form rather like a big open soap bubble. The glass is a subtle pale blue colour – which looks much clearer in full natural light.
Height is 6 inches and diameter at the top is 8 ¾ inches. The diameter at the widest point is 10 inches.
Weight unpacked is 1.2 kg.
My fine bowl is in excellent condition with no damages.
Short Biography: Ann Wärff (born 1937) came to Sweden in 1960 and joined Kosta as a designer in 1964 Her husband was the famous glass designer, Göran Wärff.
Ann and Göran had previously worked at the Pukeberg Glassworks before joining Kosta. In 1968, Ann and Göran Wärff shared in the Lunning Prize; their work was a joint venture. These pieces often used their combined names: Görann.
They separated in 1972, and she then adopted the name, Ann Wolff.
Ann Wolff left Kosta in 1978, so my lovely bowl must pre-date this time.
These unique 1960s / 1970s unique pieces by Ann - are much sought after. My price is a fair one. It would look fabulous on a dark rosewood on a Scandi-modern coffee table, sideboard or bureau.
She was employed as the Professor in Design at Hochschule für bildende Künst in Hamburg from 1993 until 1998 and was also a guest teacher at the Glass School in Pilchuck, USA.
Her works have been exhibited at museums and collections all over the world, including, Kunstmuseum in Düsseldorf, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Museum of Art and Design in New York, National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
SADLY, I WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO POST TO THE UK.