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TAPIO WIRKKALA MINERVA 1976

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Scandinavian Art Glass698 of 1069Helena Tynell Katedraali Blomglas Vases designed by Fabian Lundqvist for Alsterfors 1962
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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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I found this Iittala vase at Vinnies for a few dollars a month or so ago. It attracted my attention because of its similarity to what I feel is a much more common Avena. The Minerva is less seen in this form here in Australia. I seems it was produced from 1976 until 1999. It has the TW signature to one edge of the square foot, but it has been really difficult to photograph. You really have to search it out.

I think it's title is Minerva vase 2755.

There are some smaller dishes and a larger vase as well.

This vase is 20 cm or 7.9" tall.

It's totally clear all over and it is clean. The vase seems to pick up on background colour and transport it onto the 'ice/bark' surface.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    This is awesome!!! They really do capture that ice feel.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to both of you, Sean 'n Amber! I like the square of the foot and the thick round vase above. It's like those amazing Saudi buildings. Architectural and investigating the possibilties of 'pressed glass'.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Marty!
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    Wirkkala made a lot of different designs in this technique, but man, didn't he made them beautiful!!!!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks austro and bratjdd!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  7. lass lass, 2 years ago
    A very beautiful piece indeed!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks slave to glass, lass and miKKo too!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks toracat!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks scandinAmy!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Tonino!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I found the other vase the other day too!
  13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 months ago
    lOVE THIS ONE!!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks AIMATHENA!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!!

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