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    Posted 10 years ago

    vetraio50
    (734 items)

    I've had this vase by Sarpaneva for nearly twenty five years. I bought it from a thrift shop in Ashfield for ten dollars and at that time it was an unknown to me. When my old mate Alex saw it he said: "Oh, you've got an Orkidea!" in his inimitable Dutch accent. The details were filled in later......
    This one is marked with Timo Sarpaneva and the the design number 3568.
    It is 15.5 cm (or 6.1 ins) high. It is the small one!
    It was in production from 1953 to 1973.

    This design won the "Grand Prix" at the 1954 Milan Triennale and was voted the "Most Beautiful Object of the Year" by House Beautiful magazine that year. In the third photo I've added Emanuel Beranek's later vase of 1958 as a comparison.
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/34411-emanuel-beranek-1958-pattern-5869-for?in=user

    "Born in 1926 in Helsinki Timo Sarpaneva was one of the great personalities responsible for the world reputation of Finnish design since the 1950s. Sarpaneva was Doctor HC of the Royal College of Art in London and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and Academician HC of the University of Mexico."

    "Sarpaneva was a master of materials as glass, porcelain, cast iron and textile as well as graphic art. Still it was glass that was close to his heart: - "Glass released me from the conventional and the three-dimensional. It opened its deepest reaches to me and took me on a journey to a fourth dimension. I understood the opportunities that clear, transparent glass gives to an artist and designer. "

    Home at Iittala Sarpaneva had the complete mastery of both the world of design and that of the liberal arts. During his career, which extended over 50 years, he was honored with innumerable awards and acknowledgements and his work is displayed in the world’s leading museums.

    At Iittala Sarpaneva began working in 1950. It is difficult to measure his influence on the process that has made Iittala what it is today. New objects, working methods and ways of thinking were born. This collaboration has also brought about the i-logo, Iittala’s present trademark."

    http://www.modernistglass.com/glasspieces/view/s2817/timo-sarpaneva-dies-aged-79-in-october-2006

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    Comments

    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Amazing... I should go "thrift-shopping" with you sometime :)
    2. ozmarty ozmarty, 10 years ago
      Me too! . I can remember when I used to go Op Sopping in Sydney and come home with so many treasures... Ah ! those where the days my friend ....
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Hey thanks BELLIN68, austrohungaro and my mate Marty too!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks AmberRose & bratjdd!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks l.a.lady!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks vlkma!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks bratjdd!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN!
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      your very welcome Kevin:)
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      stunning mate:)
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      what year is your vase from , I just gotten one tonight with the plastic label and signed. the is the red i and MADE IN FINLAND LABEL AND SIGNED TIMO SARPANEVA (3568?) in great condition 5.25 inches tall
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      I'm not sure about the numbers Sean. I had always thought that the last two letters were an indicator of the year of manufacture. But I might be wrong there.
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Thank you Kevin for your response!!
    14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      I'll look in my book.
    15. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Oh Wow VET --- I see what you mean......they do remind me of this!! Thanks for this post.
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA & ANTIQUEROSE !!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks AURA !.!!!!.!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks MCHECONI !.!!!!.!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Thanks for your comments René !!.!!.!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks RENÉ !!.!!.!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks RENE & KWQD !!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD, CISUM & GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME !.!!.!

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