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    Posted 11 years ago

    vetraio50
    (734 items)

    An op shop buy a week ago is this vase by Tapio Wirkkala.
    The glass is neodymium.
    The glass changes from the pink to blue in fluorescent light.
    It's signed on the bottom TAPIO WIRKKALA 3539.
    I like the combo of pink and blue and have put it with another two vases that I will post soon.
    It stands 17 cm/7" tall and is 10.5 cm/4.125" at its widest and 7 cm/2.8" at the base.
    This glass is called Neosin and appeared in the Iittala catalogue between 1966-69. I believe 'Neosin' is a derivative of the chemical agent Neodymium whose compounds were first commercially used as glass dyes in 1927. The color of neodymium compounds—due to the Nd(III) ion is often a reddish-purple but it changes with the type of lighting. As mentioned above this unique graduated colour changes in certain lights and no two pieces will be identical.
    Cobaltcobold has another version of this vase on CW here:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/51120-tapio-wirkkala-small-vase-3539-for-iitta?in=activity

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    Comments

    1. cogito cogito, 11 years ago
      Very cool. I wonder what it would do under black light?
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks again wolcott1!
    3. vetrissimo, 11 years ago
      Iittala ! Thanks. My first thought was Venini for whom Wirkkala did design.
      Stunning colour and form.
      Moser developed several different colours using Neodymium. Alexandrit / Alexandrite is the most commonly seen; the others, rarely.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Hey vetrissimo! Many thanks for your comments!
      Thanks too to ozmarty, cogito Ace_at_TorbayAntiques and wolcott1.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Hi, I've been set back by a computer failure and have been trying to get used to a new one. I've lost a lot of data but fortunately my partner did a back up a few weeks back. I'll go through the stuff again on that piece, I need help with it.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Thanks go to mark, wolcott1, scandinavian_pieces, BeauxPurdy & to scottvez too!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks BELLIN68!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks austrohungaro, AmberRose & BeauxPurdy too!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Check out the smaller version here:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/51120-tapio-wirkkala-small-vase-3539-for-iitta?in=activity
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks miKKo!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks Hedgwalker!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks mustangT!
    13. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Fabulous shape and colours!...love them....:-)
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks inky and Moonstonelover too!
    15. Minuskeli, 4 years ago
      These Wirkkala’s neodymiums are a real piece of art. Heard that Wirkkala himself though didn’t like that much neodymium as a colour. Anyway these rare designs are incredible beautiful. BR, Mikael from http://www.helsinkidesign.fi
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MIKAEL !!!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks IGGY !!!!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      RENE this one has TAPIO WIRKKALA 3539.
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks RENEDIJKSTRA !!.!!.!!.!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !.!!.!.!!.!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !.!!!!.!

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