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Scandinavian Modern Glass Enamel on Copper Bowl Signed by Saara Hopea

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Scandinavian Modern glass enamel on copper bowl signed by Saara Hopea-Untracht, 1925-1984. Absolute fab, vibrant colors in green, orange and grey. From enamelarts: Saara Hopea was one of Finland’s most important designers. She was born in Porvoo, a city east of Helsinki. She maintained a lifelong connection to her birthplace, returning there throughout her life. She excelled at art as a child. She attended the School of Applied Arts in Helsinki from 1943 to 1946. Being the only school that taught craft and design, the school attracted the most skilled professionals in Finland to teach. Hopea earned her degree in interior design.… After graduation she worked as a furniture designer at Majander Oy in Helsinki from 1946 to 1948. She then joined the firm of Paavo Tynell, a noted metalsmith, from 1948 to 1952. Tynell’s company, Taito, produced light fixtures, many of which were much in demand in the United States. In 1951 Hopea met Kaj Franck, a major figure in Finland’s design field. … In a short period of time between 1961 and 1963, she produced enamel pieces, which were sold in some of the most exclusive shops. Her work had a distinct look. By overfiring transparent enamels on copper, she was able to achieve results that gave the work a spontaneous, painterly look with intense colors and great depth.
  • Creator:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 1.58 in (4 cm)Diameter: 8.27 in (21 cm)
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Enamel,Enameled
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1960s
  • Condition:
    In mint condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Stockholm, SE
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3817132245792
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