HERE’S A SIGNED HANDBLOWN / HANDMADE MODERN SWEDISH ART GLASS FIGURINE / OBJETS D’ART / SCULPTURE / PAPERWEIGHT DESIGNED BY GUNNEL SAHLIN (B. 1954-) AND MADE BY KOSTA BODA OF SWEDEN AS PART OF THE COMPANY’S “FRUTTERIA” COLLECTION FROM 1989 THAT DISPLAYS A COLORFUL CITRUS FRUIT - A YELLOW AND GREEN LEMON!
Dimensions: This Kosta Boda “Frutteria” lemon measures approximately six inches (6”) in length by two and three quarters inches (2 3/4”) across the body of the lemon.
Signature: For starters, there is an original clear and white plastic label on side that reads “KOSTA BODA SINCE 1742” In addition, there is an inscribed signature on the clear bottom stem that appears to read “Kosta Boda Coll. G Sahlin 98915” (but this is open to interpretation).
Condition: Excellent and clean condition – absolutely beautiful!
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(the following information is courtesy for Mother Sweden)
Gunnel Sahlin (1954–) has designed many classics for the Swedish Kosta Boda glassworks. One of the most well-known series is Frutteria from 1989. It consists of a large number of objects with a common fruit theme: bottles, bowls, candleholders, dishes, goblets, pitchers, sculptures, and vases. They were crafted by hand with swelling shapes, strong colors, and added parts. The series was in production until 2002.
(the following information is courtesy the website for Vessel Gallery)
Sahlin’s current passions include exploring the limits of glass materiality, colour, form and light taking her inspiration from the natural world around her. Sahlin was born in Umeå, northern Sweden, and studied at Stockholm’s University College of Arts, Crafts & Design. She has over 20 years experience in the Swedish glass industry.
She has held a professorship at Stockholm’s College of Art, Craft and Design, as well as the renowned Pilchuck Glass School in the US. Between 1986-2005, she was designer at Kosta Boda, Sweden’s most prestigious brand of glassware and glass art.
Sahlin has exhibited extensively in Europe, Japan & the US and received many awards including ; Working Grant Swedish Art Council (2005), Excellent Swedish Design (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997), St. Johns Masonic Lodge Award (1993), and a Working Grant, Eklund Scholership Fund (1984).
She is represented in; Nationel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden • Tel Aviv Museum, Israel • Museum of Glass, Corning, USA • Ebeltoft Glassmuseum, Denmark • Art gallery of Western Austalia • Smålands Museum, Växsjö, Sweden