Timo Sarpaneva - Two Art Objects "Hiidennyrkki" & "Hauenleuat" Iittala, Finland ca. 1955


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).


Two Mould blown, hot worked, sand-blasted, acid matted glass Art objects, Iittala Finland 1950’s.

“Hiidennyrkki” (Devils Fist), model 3530. Part of the “Hiidenkirnu” (Devil’s churn) collection, designed in1951. This object is the smaller size produced with a height of 19 cm. Produced between 1952-1960.

“Hauenleuat” (Pike’s Gap), model 3540. Rare object designed by Sarpaneva in 1951. This object measures 24,5 cm. produced between 1952-1959.

Price including VAT: € 1499


Iittala glassworks, Finland circa 1955


Both objects are in good condition, some minor scratches underneath the bases consistent with age and use. No Cracks or chips.

Where the beaks of the “Hauenleuat” meet on either side there is a small internal cut, due to the production method. This is not a defect.

Both pieces have a few tiny airbubble, caught during production.


Both objects marked in diamondpen underneath the base: Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala

 Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala in diamondpen underneath both bases.

Sarpaneva - Devils Fist -stem and mark - 15-09-2019 exp


Marianne Aav, IITTALA, 125 years of Finish glass, p. 223

Marianne Aav, Timo Sarpaneva - collection p. 40-41



H. 19 cm. D. 6,45 cm


H. 24,5 cm D. 6,1 cm

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