Jäkälä Art Glass by Tapio Wirkkala, 1950s


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Tapio Wirkkala art glass vase, Model 3516, "Jäkälä."

(English translation "Lichen")

Made in Finland, circa 1950s and manufactured by Iittala Oy.

Mold blow cased glass, acid matted, crystal

3.7 h x 5.7 dia (9.3 h x 14.4 dia cm)

Literature: Tapio Wirkkala - Eye, Hand and Thought (Aav, Viljanen, D´Alton), pg.77.

Exhibits and Permanent Collections:

Work in collection of Architecture and Design Department, Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

Presented at the IX Milan International Triennale of Decorative Arts in 1951 and in production between 1950 and 1964.

Museum of Modern Art, Design Museum Helsinki

Tapio Wirkkala was Finnish designer and sculptor who designed glassware, stoneware, jewelry, and furniture, as well as individual sculptures in several media.


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