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Timo Sarpaneva Orchid Vase

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 Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala
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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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

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

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

Scandinavian Modern Blown Glass Orchid Vase 1987 by Timo Sarpaneva, Finland
By Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $790....From Finnish master glassmaker Timo Sarpaneva 1926-2006, a 1987 production of
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Vintage 1980s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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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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Vintage Vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
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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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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Vintage Vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala, 1953
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
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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Timo Sarpeneva for Littala Orkidea or Orchid Sculptural Bud Vase
By Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala
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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A Pair of Finnish 1950s Vases Model Orchidéa by Timo Sarpaneva for Ittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Örebro, SE
steam blown recess in the middle of the sculpture forms a cave like a vase, for example for an orchid
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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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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Vase, by Ittala, Orchid Vase by Timo Sarpaneva, Finland, Midcentury Design
By Ittala
Located in New York, NY
Timo Sarpaneva, circa 1950. This vase was produced circa 2000.
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21st Century and Contemporary 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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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
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Timo Sarpaneva Orchid Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the timo sarpaneva orchid vase you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, blown glass and art glass, every timo sarpaneva orchid vase was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect timo sarpaneva orchid vase — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each timo sarpaneva orchid vase bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Timo Sarpaneva Orchid Vase?

Prices for a timo sarpaneva orchid vase can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $313 and can go as high as $1,993, while the average can fetch as much as $580.

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.

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