Tapio Wirkkala - Modern Masters London Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    'Finlandia, forme nuove per la Triennale', Domus, no. 294, September 1954, p. 40
    Marketta Kahma, The Modern Spirit-Glass From Finland, Helsinki, 1985, fig. 141a
    Från modern till nutid, Glas i Finland 1920-1990, exh. cat., Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, 1992, p. 31
    Finnish Glass, Glass manufacturers’ brochures from the 1950s, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, 1994, pp. 12, 23, 29
    Marianne Aav, Rosa Barovier Mentasti and Gordon Bowyer, et al., Tapio Wirkkala - eye, hand and thought, exh. cat., Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, 2000, p. 307
    Marianne Aav and Eeva Viljanen, eds., Iittala: 125 Years of Finnish Glass Complete History with all Designers, Helsinki, 2006, pp. 82, 246
    Kaisa Koivisto and Pekka Korvenmaa, eds., Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2015, p. 231, fig. 142, p. 403

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model received the Grand Prix at the X Triennale, Milan, 1954.

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

Property from a Private Finnish Collection


Rare 'Marsalkansauva' (Mashal’s Baton) art object, model no. 3590 TW

Mould-blown clear lead crystal glass, steam blown, polished.
30.3 cm (11 7/8 in.) high, 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.) diameter
Produced by Iittala, Helsinki, Finland. Underside incised TAPIO-WIRKKALA-ITTALA-56.

£10,000 - 12,000 

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Modern Masters

London Auction 27 April 2016