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Kärleksgudinna (Lovelady)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Sweden (made)

  • Date:

    1986 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hydman-Vallien, Ulrica (maker)
    Kosta Glasbruk (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled glass, with cast metal base

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Marks and inscriptions

    'Kosta Boda Ulrica H V 310880248' incised

  • Dimensions

    Height: 58.5 cm

  • Descriptive line

    Figure, Sweden, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, for Kosta Boda glassworks, 1986-1986, C.106-1988 .

  • Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

    Opie,J: Scandinavian ceramics & glass in the 20thC

  • Labels and date

    '5. Figure: 'Kärleksgudinna'

    The use of glass as a sculptural medium is a predominantly 20th-century development. But the subject matter of this piece springs from one of the most traditional sources: folklore. Its name translates as 'Lovelady', and the maker describes the figure as having 'a nasty smile - between the smile of a madonna and a witch'.

    Designed and decorated by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien (1938-)
    Glass blown by Hakon Gunnarsson and Mikael Svensson Kosta; made at Kosta Boda
    Glass, hand-blown and hand-painted with coloured enamels
    Given artist
    Museum no. C.106-1988' []

  • Collection code

    Ceramics Collection