Unique 'Against the Light’ vessel

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  • Provenance

    Acquired from the artist by the present owner

  • Literature

    'Kati Tuominen-Niittylä, "Esatta bellezza"', La Ceramica in italia e nel mondo, no. 28, March 2016, pp. 5, 9-10 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    Finnish ceramicist Kati Tuominen-Niittylä creates high-fired, thin-walled vessels evocative of ancient buckets, sieves, and baskets. As in the present lot, her pieces often feature a flat base and subtle handles. In addition to her studio practice, since 1980 Tuominen-Niittylä has served as a designer for the Finnish ceramics company Arabia. Throughout its 140 year history, Arabia has produced pioneering tableware designs that are important expressions of their time, establishing the company as one of Finland’s best known and most highly regarded brands. Tuominen-Niittylä’s work has been exhibited internationally, garnering awards along the way, such as the Finnish State Award for Industrial Art (1984), the Kaj-Frank Design Prize (2007), the Grand Prix and honourable mention (1998) and the Gold Medal (2002) in Mino, Japan, and belongs to several prominent collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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Unique 'Against the Light’ vessel

2013
Stoneware.
30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.) high, 38 cm (14 7/8 in.) diameter
Produced by Arabia, Helsinki, Finland.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

sold for £7,500

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Nordic Masters

London Auction 21 September 2016