Tapio Wirkkala - Nordic Design London Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 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 for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New Haven, 1998, p. 316, fig. 74
    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. 191, fig. 336, p. 369

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'Tapio' flatware service

designed 1957
Precious metal, stainless steel.
Largest utensil: 25.7 cm (10 1/8 in.)
Handmade to order by Kultakeskus Oy, Finland. Comprising 12 salad forks, 12 forks, 12 dessert forks, 12 butter knives, 12 knives, 12 dessert knives, 12 soup spoons, 12 spoons, 12 dessert spoons, 24 teaspoons, 2 serving forks, 2 serving knives, 2 serving spoons, 4 salad servers, 1 ladle, 2 cake servers, 1 cheese knife, 1 cheese server. Impressed and marked with manufacturer’s label, Finish assay mark, silver purity mark, Hämeenlinna town mark, and date code mark (147).

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,000

Contact Specialist
Ben Williams
[email protected]
+44 20 7318 4027

Nordic Design

London 24 September 2014 6pm