Tapio Wirkkala - Important Design London Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Hämeenlinna

  • Literature

    Marianne Aav and Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds., Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities: 1930-1997, exh. cat., The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New Haven, 1998, p. 172
    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, pp. 163, 362
    Heikki Matiskainen, ed., Tapio Wirkkala: A Poet in Glass and Silver, exh. cat., Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, 2013, pp. 196, 353


Dish, model no. TW 114, for a private commission, Finland

designed 1954, produced 1957
Precious metal.
2.6 x 42.4 x 13.6 cm (1 x 16 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.)
Produced by Kultakeskus Oy, Hämeenlinna, Finland. Exterior side marked with maker's mark, Finnish assay mark, purity mark 916H, Hämeenlinna town mark, date mark D7/impressed KÄSITYÖ/artist's monogram TW.

£2,000 - 3,000 

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Important Design

London Auction 18 October 2018