Kaj Franck - Design Online: Property from the Quico Collection, Tokyo New York Monday, September 16, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Juhani Lemmetti, AERO, Helsinki, Finland

  • Literature

    "Alla Undiecesima Triennale di Milano," Domus, no. 336, November 1957, pp. 8-9
    Erik Zahle, ed., A Treasury of Scandinavian Design: The standard authority on Scandinavian-designed furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, and metal, New York, 1961, p. 178
    Marketta Kahma, The Modern Spirit – Glass From Finland, Helsinki, 1985, fig. 18 a
    Från modern till nutid, Glas i Finland 1920-1990, exh. cat., Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, 1992, p. 41
    Ulf Hård af Segerstad, et al., Kaj Franck: Muotoilija Formgivare Designer, Helsinki, 1992, pp. 154-156
    The Finnish Glass Museum, Glass manufacturers’ brochures from the 1950s, Riihimäki, 1994, p. 66
    Päivi Jantunen, Kaj & Franck: Designs & Impressions, Helsinki, 2011, pp. 116, 118, 128
    Kaisa Koivisto, Uta Laurén, Suomalaisen Taidelasin Kultakausi, Helsinki, 2013, p.186
    Kaisa Koivisto and Pekka Korvenmaa, eds., Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection, exh. cat., Le Stanze del Vetro and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2015, pp. 53, 284-85, 407

  • Catalogue Essay

    Designed as a juice decanter, the "Kremlin Kellots" would hold water in the lower body and juice in the upper. It was possible for the purchaser to select alternate colour combinations between the upper and lower bodies. The present model was exhibited in 1957 at the XI Milan Triennale, winning the Grand Prix.

    "They are typical of Franck's gay humour, combined with concern for the practical." Erik Zahle

    Phillips wishes to thank Kaisa Koivisto, Chief Curator of The Finnish Glass Museum, for her assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.


"Kremlin Kellots" (Kremlin Bells) decanter, two stacking parts with stopper, model no. KF 500, and two decanters with stoppers, model no. KF 503

1959, 1963-1965
Decanters: mould blown clear and coloured glass, flared; stoppers: free-blown coloured glass.
Decanter: 13 3/8 in. (34 cm) high, 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) diameter
Two decanters: 9 in. (22.9 cm) high, 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) diameter

Produced by Nuutajärvi Notsjö, Finland. Each underside incised with K Franck Nuutajärvi Notsjö - and dated 59, 63, 65 respectively.

$1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for $5,000

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Design Online: Property from the Quico Collection, Tokyo

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