Timo Sarpaneva – A pair of silver candlesticks in original box – Hopeatehdas, Finland 1961



A pair of Sterling silver candlesticks or tapersticks in original packaging. Designed by Timo Sarpaneva and executed by Hopeatehdas, Helsinki in 1961.

The ball-shaped candlesticks have a semi-circular recess in wich the candle can be placed. The candlesticks are filled with plaster for stability. The original packaging has been preserved making this a rare complete set. The candlesticks are made for taper-sized candles.


About Timo Sarpaneva

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).


Both candlesticks are fully hallmarked underneath the base.
Timo Sarpaneva – 916H (916/1000 silverfineness) – Hopeatehdas Oy mark – Finnish control mark (Heart and crown) – Helsinki city hallmark (boat) – yearmark for 1961 (H7)


Hopeatehdas Oy, Helsinki 1961


These candlesticks and the packaging are in good vintage condittion. No dents, cracks or inscriptions. Some scratches and wear consistent with age and use.


Height 6 cm
Diameter 6 cm
Weight 396 grams

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