Posted 4 years ago
Nanny Still designed the Tzarina-series of glass in 1963 for Riihimäen Lasi. The line included opal/colored decanters, bottles and many other glass pieces. After actively searching for these pieces I have come to notice that if I want to find signed pieces with no faults or missing stoppers, I had to find 5-6 pieces to find a good collection piece. This series seems to have been very hard to make in even quality in production. I have seen many pieces with black spots, uneven color/colorless areas and deformed decanter necks. So in addition to maybe having cracks or missing stoppers, there have been many production faults. So I have bought only ones that meet my criteria. In this picture there are some items from my collection.
I consider the Tzarina line of glass one of the most undervalued glass items from Nanny Still.