Timo Sarpaneva - Two "Pantareuna" Bowls, Model i-302 - Iittala, Finland 1950's

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

Two turned-mould blown, flared and rim folded colored glass "Pantareuna" bowls, model i-302. Designed by famous Finnish artist Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and executed by Iittala glassworks between 1956 and 1960. "Pantareuna" referes to the folded rim these series by Sarpaneva have in common.

These bowls are part of the i-series for which Sarpaneva was awarded the "Grand Prix" in the 1957 Milan Triennale and were made in two sizes and three colors (purple, green and blue). The green color items were only produced during the first year of production and are therefore rare.

The bowls are signed in diamondpen underneath the base: Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala 56 (1956) and Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala i302 (purple one).

 

Price including VAT: € 599

Execution

Iittala glassworks, Finland 1956-1960

Condition

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

Marked

Marked in diamondpen underneath the base:

Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala 56 (1956). and Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala i302

 

Literature

Marianne Aav (ed.), Timo Sarpaneva - Collection, p. 26,33

Dimensions

Large Bowl
Height 15 cm
Diameter 22 cm
Weight 1254 grams.

Small Bowl
Height 9 cm
Diameter 12 cm
Weight 381 grams

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