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  • Exhibited

    'Tapio Wirkkala: Sculptor', Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 14 October 2009 - 10 January 2010

  • Literature

    Tapio Wirkkala: Sculptor, exh. cat., Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 2009, p. 144

  • Catalogue Essay

    Three other unique examples of the present lot were produced in bronze, ebonised wood and rhythmic plywood.

238

Handcrafted unique 'Bird' sculpture

1950s
Precious metal.
45.3 cm (17 7/8 in.) high
Produced by Kultakeskus Oy, Finland. Marked with Hämeenlinna town mark, Finnish assay mark, 830 KULTAKESKUS OY MADE IN FINLAND TAPIO WIRKKALA HANDMADE FINLAND and incised with artist's initials TW; base marked with Hämeenlinna town mark, Finnish assay mark, S, 830 and the underside impressed with KIPSITAYTE GYPSUM FILLING METAL.

Estimate
£60,000 - 80,000 

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Nordic Design

London 26 September 2013