Tapio Wirkkala - A pair of silver “Trumpetti” candlesticks - Kultakeskus Finland

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Artist

Tapio Wirkkala (1915 Hanko, Finland - 1985 Helsinki, Finland) A giant of Finnish design, Wirkkala was an artist of great diversity for whom no material was alien and who left no area of design unexplored.

A glass design competition held by the Iittala glassworks in 1946 was the event that set his career in motion; the first prize went jointly to Wirkkala and Kaj Franck.

With an oeuvre that ranges from exceptionally beautiful pieces of glass art to industrial design in the form of beer bottles and banknotes, Wirkkala also designed jewellery, sculptures, and furniture.

The recipient of many awards, honorary titles, and a doctorate, Wirkkala won three Grand Prix medals at the Milan Triennale in 1954 and an additional Grand Prix medal and gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1960.

Description

Pair of silver “Trumpetti” candlesticks model TW 284, designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1963.

Executed by Kultakeskus Oy in 2006. Silver fineness is 830, height of the candlesticks is 10 cm. Original packaging is included.

Price including VAT: € 900

Execution

Kultakeskus Oy, Finland 2006

Condition

Candlesticks are in good condition, some minor scratches and a small dent on the edge of the base of either candlestick. Wear consistent with age and use.

Literature

Marianne Aav, TAPIO WIRKKALA eye, hand and thought: p. 395, 465

Marked

TW (Tapio Wirkkala), 830 (830/1000 silver fineness), Kultakeskus Oy mark (reclining lion) and Finish National control mark (heart and crown). Yearmark E9 (2006).

 

Dimensions

H. 10 cm

D. 6,8 cm

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