a unique glass sculpture 'Vaso Nero', Kosta Boda, Sweden.
A free-standing sandcast sculpture in blue glass with some glass threads to the interior, signed 'VASO NERO B. Vallien Kosta Boda Unique 136989222. Metal mount on a base of stone. Height 65.5 cm including the base.
Tiny cracks on an appiicated piece, possibly already from when manufactured.
Sivert Oldenvi Collection.
Bertil Vallien (b. 1938) is a Swedish glass designer and ceramicist. He pursued his studies at Konstfack in Stockholm as well as on study trips to Denmark and the USA. In the 1960s, Vallien worked at Boda glassworks as an assistant to Erik Höglund, and was later linked to Åfors glassworks. Vallien works primarily in glass and has developed a distinctive style of sandcast glass sculptures, often depicting boats and heads. His sculptures have a kind of inner glow that lingers in the memory. Vallien is represented around the world and has been awarded the prize "Visionaries! Award" in 2001. Bertil was married to the artist Ulrica Hydman-Vallien.Read more