Kaj Franck - Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    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
    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. 284-85, figs. 225, 227, p. 407, figs. 225, 227

  • 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.

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


Pair of 'Kremlin Kellots' (Kremlin Bells) double decanters and decanter, model no. KF 1500

designed 1957, executed 1962-1964
Decanters: mould blown coloured glass, flared; stoppers: free-blown glass.
Largest: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.) high, 13.5 cm (5 3/8 in.) diameter
Produced by Nuutajärvi Notsjö, Helsinki, Finland. Each underside incised with K Franck Nuutajärvi Notsjö - and dated 62, 62, 64 respectively.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £11,250

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Nordic Design

London Auction 1 October 2015