Map of Sweden showing location of Kosta Glassworks
The Losta Factory in Sweden
Glasbruk was established in Smaland, Sweden in 1742 by Anders Koskull and Georg
B. Stael von Holstein, the name a combination of the first syllables of both
names. Although the company Kosta Glasbruk was discontinued in 1970, Kosta Boda
group continued from 1970 to 1991, and it was bought out in 1991 by Orrefors,
an art glass company formed in 1898.
Engraved Dag Hammarskjold Weight
Kosta Glass Works, 1962
Emanuel Lindstrand designed for the company from 1950 to 1973. In addition to
making engraved weights such as the two in the Barker Collection, he also made
freeform glass vessels with interior colored threads, glass sculpture, and at
least one piece of outdoor glass sculpture.