Tapio Wirkkala - Design New York Thursday, June 9, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Marianne Aav and Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds., Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities 1930-1997, exh. cat., The Bard Graduate Center, New York, 1998, p. 316, fig. 74
    Marianne Aav, et al., Tapio Wirkkala: Eye, Hand and Thought, exh. cat., Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, 2000, p. 191, fig. 336, p. 369


"Tapio" flatware service for 12

designed 1957
Forks, spoons, ladles, and two serving pieces: silver. Knives and other serving pieces: sterling silver, stainless steel.
Serving knife: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) long
Manufactured by Kultakeskus Oy, Hämeenlinna, Finland. Silver impressed with factory mark (lion), town mark (castle), Finnish assay mark (crown), silver purity mark, and various date codes, steel etched or impressed with various manufacturer marks. Comprising 12 dinner forks, 12 salad forks, 12 cocktail forks, 12 dinner knives, 12 salad knives, 12 butter knives, 12 soup spoons, 12 dinner spoons, 12 teaspoons, 24 demitasse spoons, 3 ladles, and 12 serving pieces (147 pieces).

$12,000 - 18,000 

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New York Auction 9 June 2016