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KARTIO/TEEMA glasses, Kaj Franck (Nuutajärvi Notsjö or Iittala, 1958)

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Scandinavian Art Glass880 of 1401HÄRANSILMÄ bowls, Kaj Franck (Nuutajärvi Notsjö, 1956)KARTIO glasses, Kaj Franck (Iittala, since 1993)
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Posted 5 years ago


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The original KARTIO or 2744 glasses were first made in 1953 and they were mouthblown, but as soon as 1958 they started making machine made versions of it, although in fact it seems they made a completely new glass which is today know as KARTIO, but also as 5027 or TEEMA. So it was made to match the TEEMA (or KILTA) dinnerware series.

They were into production from 1958 to 1975, then in 1982 and then since 1993 till today, when they are absolutely best-sellers all round the world. The original mouthblown ones have also been reissued in 2011, but they are not into production any longer.

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These two 36 cl. glasses were bought in Stockholm in 1960 by my ex's parents for their Mallorca house. They were given to me as a present in 1999 as they were the last two remaining from a whole set. I am prettu sure they are original KARTIO/TEEMA glasses. The shape and colours match with those of Nuutajarvi at the time.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Ditto. They are different to those we bought in 2000. These colours are more subtle. I bet the weight will be lighter too!
  2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    Well, I can tell you about it... let's see: the green ones, 220 gr. each, as well as the light blue one. The clear one is 210 gr. The grey blue one from the second group weighs 200 gr. and the others 210 gr. each. I guess is due more to the different minerals used for each different colour than to the fact of being old or new... :) (I think it's crazy I am weighing the glass items in my collection too! LOL)
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    And thanls bellin and vet for your loves and comments!!!
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    Haha, I just realized I am answering about the otgher set of glasses :/ maybe it's because I should be in bed by now? hahaha
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi austro.. The weight does seem to change with colour. It was really quite noticeable on these two Sarpaneva 2518 i-linja bottle vases. The 'lila' was heavier:
    Weight of items 550 grams & 920 grams. Same shape different colour.
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Hey lovely. You always have such beautiful treasures. Getting surprise present together for you. Hope by this weekend. Ooofff, been crazy.
  7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    Right Vet! I've expereinced that in the last week myself taking al meassrements for my collection cataloguing! Only I don't usually have the same item in different colours... well, there's a couple of them anyway :)

    Wooow, Amber... can't wait to see that Bang! surprise ;)

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