Timo Sarpaneva - Crystal Art-Object "Tear" (Tear), Model 3575 - Iittala, 1955

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Timo Sarpaneva - Crystal Art-Object "Tear" (Tear), Model 3575 - Iittala, 1955


Artist Timo Sarpaneva (Helsinki, Finland 1926 – Helsinki, Finland 2006) was an influential Finnish designer, sculptor, and educator best known in the art world for innovative work in glass. While glass remained his most commonly addressed medium, he worked with metal, wood, textiles, and porcelain (china). His work was among the key components that helped to launch Finland's reputation as a trailblazer of design. Recipient of many rewards, among others: The Luning prize (1956), Grand Prix Triennale di Milan (1954, 1957) and Gold medal, Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte Contemporanea, Faenza (1976). Description A clear crystal glass, cut and surface polished, chairwork, stick-blown Art-object / sculpture "Kyynel" (Tear), model 3575. Designed by famous Finnish artist Timo Sarpaneva in 1954 and executed by Iittala glassworks in 1955. These art-objects have only been in production at the Iittala glassworks between 1954 and 1960. It is fully marked underneath the base in diamondpen: Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala - 55 (1955). Execution Iittala glassworks, Finland 1955 Condition This art-object is in good condition, some minor scratches consistent with age and use. No Cracks or chips. Literature Marianne Aav (ed.), Timo Sarpaneva - Collection p 45 Dimensions H. 15 cm Diam. 9.2 cm Weight: 1769 grams

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Mid Century Modern

Number of items
1 pcs
9 cm
15 cm
9 cm


In good condition with light traces of use appropriate to the age of the item

Signs of usage

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