Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016 Views: 58
It sounds like the piece was produced by the Swedish company, Kosta Glasbruk, with the design by glass artist Vicke Lindstrom, who headed up design at Kosta from 1950-1973. He was previously at Orrefors. You could look at some trade catalogs from the Kosta company (find titles by searching in our library catalog on the web), or pursue some of the references on the Lindstrom bibliography I'm enclosing. All of these items can be requested through your local college library's interlibrary loan department.
As a non-profit, cultural institution, The Museum cannot offer appraisal services. If you wish to determine the value of your glass piece, you may want to consult a reliable local antique dealer, or send a photograph of the object to a reputable auction house (see ArtNet’s directory of auction houses worldwide, http://www.artnet.com/auctionhousedirectory/index.aspx).
You can also find appraisers through several professional organizations: The American Society of Appraisers (phone) 1-800-ASA-VALU (online) http://www.appraisers.org; The Appraisers Association of America (phone) 212-889-5404 (online) http://www.appraisersassoc.org; and The International Society of Appraisers (phone) 312-224-2567 (online) http://www.isa-appraisers.org.
Your local library may have a subscription to
Maloney’s Antiques and Collectibles Resource Directory, which provides listings of appraisers by type of collectible. Hope this is helpful!