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Sarpaneva Orchid

Timo Sarpaneva, "Orchid" Vase, Glass, Finland, 1950s
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in High Point, NC
Blown glass "Orchid" vase designed by Timo Sarapaneva and produced by Iittala, Finland, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Timo Sarpaneva Orchid Vases for Iittala Finland
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in San Mateo, CA
Large and small size orchid vases designed by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala. This form was designed in
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Timo Sarpaneva, Faceted Glass sculpture 'Orchid'
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Helsinki, FI
Timo Sarpaneva - Finland, 1926-2006 Timo Sarpaneva, Faceted Glass sculpture 'Orchid' Clear glass
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Scandinavian Modern Model Festivo 2140 Glasses by Timo Sarpaneva For Iiittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
named Sarpaneva's orchid glass sculpture "The Most Beautiful Object Of The Year". He was awarded the
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Glass

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Timo Sarpaneva Glass Vases 'Orchid' by Iittala in Finland
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Glass vases model Orchid designed by Timo Sarpaneva. Produced by Iittala in Finland.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Faceted Crystal "Orchid" Bud Vase by Timo Sarpaneva for littala, Finland
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Petite, Mid-Century Modern, faceted crystal "Orchid" bud vase by Timo Sarpaneva for littala
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Timo Sarpaneva Glass Orkidea Orchid Vase Iittala 1958 Finland
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a small and sweet, mould blown, glass Orkidea or orchid vase, signed by
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Scandinavian Modern Timo Sarpaneva Crystal Art Sculpture Orchid Handblown 1957
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Scandinavian Modern Timo Sarpaneva Crystal Art Object Sculpture Orchid 1957 Clear lead crystal
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Crystal

1950s 'Orkidea' 'Orchid' Glass Vase by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala, Finland
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in London, GB
A 1950s 'Orkidea' (Orchid) Glass Vase by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala, Finland. Originally
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

1957 Glass Vase Orchidée by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala Finland
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Orchid Vase Vase Orchid by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala1957 FINLAND Steam blown, hand shaped glass
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
By Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large vintage "Orkidea" (Orchid) vase designed by Timo Sarpameva for Iittala in 1953. Marked with
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Late 20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Vintage Vase 'Orkidea' by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
By Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Large Vintage Vase 'Orkidea' by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala Item e6362 A large vintage 'Orkidea
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Small Vintage Vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Small Vintage vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala A small vintage "Orkidea" (Orchid) vase
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Vintage Vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala, 1953
By Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A vintage "Orkidea" (Orchid) vase designed by Timo Sarpameva for Iittala in 1953. Marked with
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

A Pair of Finnish 1950s Vases Model Orchidéa by Timo Sarpaneva for Ittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Örebro, SE
orchid flower. To the story goes that this piece of work never was conceived as a vase. However
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Crystal

Vase, by Ittala, Orchid Vase by Timo Sarpaneva, Midcentury Design, Finland
By Ittala
Located in New York, NY
Decorative crystal glass vase by Ittala, Finland. The vase is called the orchid and was designed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Timo Sarpeneva for Littala Orkidea or Orchid Sculptural Bud Vase
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Ferndale, MI
Littala glass bud vase by Timo Sarpeneva. Signed on underside.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Vase, Sign: Le Verre Francais (Decoration: orchidées/ Orchids), Art Nouveau
By Le Verre Francais
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Arstrom, Tapio Wirkkala, Alvar Aalto, Timo Sarpaneva) Swedish Factory: (Orrefors) Italy: (Littala, Vico
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TIMO SARPANEVA ORCHID VASE
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Nice Sarpaneva Orchid vase in perfect condition , signed to the underside " Timo Sarpaneva 258L "
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Finnish Glass

Timo Sarpaneva Orchid Vase
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in San Diego, CA
Timo Serpaneva "Orchid" vase with a central opening with an ovoid reservoir. The bottom is
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Vases

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Timo Sarpaneva Orchid Vase
Timo Sarpaneva Orchid Vase
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Timo Sarpaneva orchid glass vase ONE LEFT
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have one orchid vases by Timo Sarpaneva, that can be sold as a pair or individualy.ONE LEFT
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Glass

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Vintage 1989 Timo Sarpaneva Art Glass Orchid Vase
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Vallejo, CA
A vintage art glass "Orchid" vase designed by Timo Sarpaneva. Beautiful sculptural form, with a
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Timo Sarpaneva Glass Sculpture "Orchid" for Ittala
By Ittala, Timo Sarpaneva
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Timo Sarpaneva, Crystal Art-Object "Orkidea" (Orchid), Model 3568, Iittala, 1982
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Timo Sarpaneva, crystal art-object "Orkidea" (Orchid), model 3568, Iittala, 1982 Timo Sarpaneva
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Sarpaneva Orchid For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic sarpaneva orchid available at 1stDibs. Each sarpaneva orchid for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, blown glass and art glass. There are many kinds of the sarpaneva orchid you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right sarpaneva orchid, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala and Ittala each produced at least one beautiful sarpaneva orchid that is worth considering.

How Much is a Sarpaneva Orchid?

Prices for a sarpaneva orchid can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $300 and can go as high as $4,224, while the average can fetch as much as $857.

Timo Sarpaneva for sale on 1stDibs

Celebrated glassmaker Timo Sarpaneva was a pioneer of Finnish postwar design. He led the formation of the utilitarian and artistic side of mid-century modern style. Sarpaneva’s glass vases, serveware and table lamps have a sculptural yet functional quality, making them adaptable for both decorative and utilitarian use.

Sarpaneva was born in 1926 in Helsinki and spent his childhood visiting his grandparents in the countryside. There, he was influenced by a barter economy where everything was made by hand and traded for services and wares.

In 1948, Sarpaneva graduated from the Institute for Industrial Arts in Helsinki (now the University of Art and Design Helsinki). He participated in the 1951 Triennale di Milano, submitting an embroidered coffee cozy that confused but delighted the judges and garnered a silver medal.

Around this time, Sarpaneva began experimenting with glassblowing. He transformed the traditional wet-stick method by creating a bubble within the molten glass, allowing him to work from the inside out. In 1954, he returned to the Triennale di Milano and won his first Grand Prize.

In the 1950s, Sarpaneva was hired at the glassware company Iittala, where he became a leading glass designer. Sarpaneva even designed the company logo, which is still used today. He worked for the company for over four decades until his death in 2006 at 79. 

Sarpaneva’s illustrious career earned international recognition. His honors included being named Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London in 1963. He received honorary doctorates from the Royal College of Art in London in 1967 and the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1993.

In 2018, the Helsinki Design Museum exhibited a retrospective of “the golden boy of Finland’s Golden Age of design”.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Timo Sarpaneva decorative objects, serveware, lighting and more.

Finding the Right vases for You

Whether it’s a Chinese Han dynasty glazed ceramic wine vessel, a work of Murano glass or a hand-painted Scandinavian modern stoneware piece, a fine vase brings a piece of history into your space as much as it adds a sophisticated dynamic. 

Like sculptures or paintings, antique and vintage vases are considered works of fine art. Once offered as tributes to ancient rulers, vases continue to be gifted to heads of state today. Over time, decorative porcelain vases have become family heirlooms to be displayed prominently in our homes — loved pieces treasured from generation to generation.

The functional value of vases is well known. They were traditionally utilized as vessels for carrying dry goods or liquids, so some have handles and feature an opening at the top (where they flare back out). While artists have explored wildly sculptural alternatives over time, the most conventional vase shape is characterized by a bulbous base and a body with shoulders where the form curves inward.

Owing to their intrinsic functionality, vases are quite possibly versatile in ways few other art forms can match. They’re typically taller than they are wide. Some have a neck that offers height and is ideal for the stems of cut flowers. To pair with your mid-century modern decor, the right vase will be an elegant receptacle for leafy snake plants on your teak dining table, or, in the case of welcoming guests on your doorstep, a large ceramic floor vase for long tree branches or sticks — perhaps one crafted in the Art Nouveau style — works wonders.

Interior designers include vases of every type, size and style in their projects — be the canvas indoors or outdoors — often introducing a splash of color and a range of textures to an entryway or merely calling attention to nature’s asymmetries by bringing more organically shaped decorative objects into a home.

On 1stDibs, you can browse our collection of vases by material, including ceramic, glass, porcelain and more. Sizes range from tiny bud vases to massive statement pieces and every size in between.