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Timo Sarpaneva, Largest Size Art-Object "Hiiden Kehto", Model 3157, Iittala 1956

$1,727.78

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Timo Sarpaneva, largest size Art-Object "Hiiden Kehto", Model 3157, Iittala 1956 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 A rare largest size, mould-blown, hot worked, sand-blasted, acid matted glass Art-object, "Hiiden Kehto"or "Giants Cradle", model 3157. Designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1951 and executed by Iittala glassworks, Finland, 1956. Sarpaneva took his inspiration for these objects from the natural phenomena, known as "Hiiden Kirnu" or Giant Kettle. These are glacial potholes drilled in solid rock by water descending down a deep moulin or by gravel rotating in a bed of a subglacial meltwater stream. The "Giants Cradle" was made in two sizes between 1952 and 1960. This piece is a rare largest sized example. It is signed and dated on the side. Execution Littala glassworks, Finland, 1956 Marked: This art-object is signed in diamondpen on the side: Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala - 56 (1956) Literature Marianne Aav, IITTALA, 125 years of Finish glass, p. 223 Marianne Aav, Timo Sarpaneva - collection p. 40-42 Dimensions: Height 5,6 cm Length 24,6 cm Width 20,4 cm Weight 2898 grams Shipping Complimentary Worldwide Shipping.
  • Creator:
    Iittala (Manufacturer),Timo Sarpaneva (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2.21 in (5.6 cm)Width: 9.69 in (24.6 cm)Depth: 8.04 in (20.4 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1956
  • 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.
  • Seller Location:
    EL Waalre, NL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5141231441092

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