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Alvar Aalto Vase 3031, Iittala

About the Item

Alvar Aalto entered and won a competition held at the Karhula-Iittala glass factory that was organized for the 1937 Paris World Fair. The year was 1936 and Aalto´s entry was called `Eskimoerindens skinnbuxa` or `Eskimo Woman`s Leather Trousers` . The entry comprised of a number of different free-formed vases and bowls that came in different shapes and sizes. The most famous of Aalto´s glass designs is exactly this so called `Savoy` vase, as it was part of the Savoy restaurant`s original interior design that was done by the Aalto couple. Winning the competition marked the beginning of a succesful breakthrough for Alvar Aalto in addition to his other accomplishments as a world famous architect. The early vases by Aalto are extremely sought after collectible´s gems that fetch incredible prices every now and then in auctions worldwide. We have seen them in a number of different colors, mainly clear glass, green, brown,and blue. This vase is fully signed Alvar Aalto and is in good condition, apart from a minor crack on edge of the top.
  • Creator:
    Alvar Aalto (Designer),Iittala (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 11.82 in (30 cm)Diameter: 12.21 in (31 cm)
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The overall impresion is good. There is a tiny ship on the top of the rim of the vase, refer to picture please. Very very insignificant to the beauty of this vase, and could hardly be noticed if not mentioned here.
  • Seller Location:
    Helsinki, FI
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU6346236761592
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