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  • Literature

    Ulf Hård af Segerstad, Modern Finnish Design, New York, 1969, p. 49 for a similar example; Timo Sarpaneva, Glass Time, Helsinki, 1985, p. 71 for a similar example; Marianne Aav and Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds., Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930–1997, New York, 1998, p. 341 for a similar example; Martin Eidelberg, ed., Design 1935–1965: What Modern Was, New York, 2001, p. 284 for a similar example; Jørgen Schou-Christensen and Tove Bendtsen, Modern Glass 1890–2000: Catalogue of the Collection, Copenhagen, 2002, p. 110 for a similar example; Magnus Englund and Chrystina Schmidt, Scandinavian Living, New York, 2003, p. 28 for a similar example; Marianne Aav and Eeva Viljanen, eds., Iittala: 125 Years of Finnish Glass. Complete History with all Designers, Helsinki, 2006, pp. 144 and 228 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    There are three known extant examples of this work.


Rare 'Crack' (on the ice) Finlandia vase

designed 1964
49.5 cm (19 1/2 in) high
Produced by Ostokkomitea, Finland. From the Finlandia series. Underside incised with ‘TIMO SARPANEVA’ and engraved with ‘AA/ESTABL 1851/25.09.1979 OSTOKKOMITEA’.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £21,250

Important Nordic Design

17 November 2011