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Timo Sarpaneva, Crystal Art-Object "Orkidea" (Orchid), Model 3568, Iittala, 1957

US$1,065.67

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Timo Sarpaneva, crystal art-object "Orkidea" (Orchid), model 3568, Iittala, 1957 Artist Timo Sarpaneva (Helsinki, Finland 1926-Helsinki, Finland 2006) was an influential Finnish designer, sculptor, and educator best known in the art world for innovative work in glass. While glass remained his most commonly addressed medium, he worked with metal, wood, textiles, and porcelain (china). His work was among the key components that helped to launch Finland's reputation as a trailblazer of design. Recipient of many rewards, among others: The Lunning prize (1956), Grand Prix Triennale di Milan (1954, 1957) and Gold Medal, Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte Contemporanea, Faenza (1976). Item Details Large size, clear lead-crystal glass, cut and surface polished Art-object / sculpture "Orkidea" (Orchid), model 3568 with steam blown interior. Designed by famous Finnish artist Timo Sarpaneva in 1953 and executed by Iittala glassworks in 1957. This art-object was never conceived as a vase but as a glass sculpture, for wich Sarpaneva was awarded a "Grand Prix" at the Milan Triennale in 1954. It was also declared "The most beautiful object of the year" by House Beautiful magazin in that same year. The "Orkidea" remains one of the most iconic designs made by the Iittala glassworks. These art-objects have been in serial production between 1954 and 1972 and in numbered editions from the 1980's onwards. This is an large size early example as mentioned before. It is fully marked underneath the base in diamondpen: Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala - 57 (1957) Execution: Littala glassworks, Finland, 1957 Marked: This art-object is signed underneath the base in diamondpen: Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala - 57 (1957) Dimensions: Height 29 cm Diameter 8.5 cm Weight 2203 grams. Shipping Complimentary Worldwide Shipping

Details

  • Creator
    Timo Sarpaneva (Artist),Iittala (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.42 in. (29 cm)Diameter: 3.35 in. (8.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1957
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. This art-object is in good vintage condition. It has no cracks or chips. Some minor scratches consistent with age and use. Small impact damage ("fleebite") on top.
  • Seller Location
    EL Waalre, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5141224505112

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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Oosterbeek, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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