TW (Tapio Wirkkala), 925H (925/1000 silver fineness), Kultakeskus Oy mark (reclining lion) and Finish National control mark (heart and crown). Yearmark S7 (1971).
Kultakeskus Oy, Hämeenlinna, Finland 1971
This Art object is in fair condition, Some minor scratches underneath the base consistent with age and use. Some minor inclusions. No cracks or chips.
Marianne Aav, Tapio Wirkkala eye, hand and thought: p. 363
Diameter 27,5 cm
Tapio Wirkkala – A Sterling silver and Jacaranda-wood tray, model TW142 – Kultakeskus Finland, 1971
Dit product valt onder de CITES wetgeving en wordt uitsluitend verkocht binnen Europa.
A Sterling silver and Jacaranda-wood tray, model TW 142, designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1957. Executed by the craftsmen of Kultakeskus Oy in the town of Hämeenlinna in 1971.
These elegant trays were made in 5 sizes (25, 27, 30, 40 and 45 cm diameter) this being a 27 cm sized example. The silver fineness is 925/1000, the tray is fully halmarked on the back.
About Tapio Wirkkala
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. Neosin Neosin
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.