A beautiful large rhino from the Zoo Series designed by Bertil Vallien for Boda (later became Kosta Boda) in the 1970s. He's the largest one from the series of zoo animals (there's two sizes of rhinos, see last photo). High quality Swedish/Scandinavian art glass. Has a flat back, often used as a paperweight or an ornamental for display. I think they were all handmade - blown in to a mould - clear bright lead crystal content glass. This large rhino was model no 97717-3. The design is often wrongly attributed to Erik Hoglund. 
Large sized and weighty - He's 11cm tall x 20cm long (8"). Great condition with original Boda label. Very displayable and would make a great addition to a Zoo Collection! Perfect gift idea too.
Free P&P to the UK.

Vintage Kosta Boda art glass rhino. Bertil Vallien Zoo Series, 1970s Scandinavia

  • Erik Hoglund, Flat back, Retro, Zoo collection, Sweden, Nordic, paper weight, mid century, crystal, rhinoceros, Royal Krona, 97717-3, lead crystal