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

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  • Literature

    Marketta Kahma, The Modern Spirit-Glass From Finland, Helsinki, 1985, fig. 135
    Finnish Glass, Glass manufacturers’ brochures from the 1950s, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, 1994, pp. 5, 9
    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. 76, fig. 145, p. 301
    Marianne Aav and Eeva Viljanen, eds., Iittala: 125 Years of Finnish Glass Complete History with all Designers, Helsinki, 2006, p. 245
    Kaisa Koivisto, Uta Lauren, Suomalaisen Taidelasin Kultakausi, Helsinki, 2013, p. 130
    Kaisa Koivisto, Pekka Korvenmaa, eds., Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2015, p. 213, fig. 125, p. 401

  • Catalogue Essay

    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 'Bambu' (Bamboo) vase, model no. 3537 TW

Mould-blown lead crystal glass, outer surface comb cut, base polished.
23.6 cm (9 1/4 in.) high, 10.7 cm (4 1/4 in.) diameter
Produced by Iittala, Helsinki, Finland. Underside incised TAPIO-WIRKKALA-ITTALA-57.

£7,000 - 10,000 

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Modern Masters

London Auction 27 April 2016