Tapio Wirkkala - Silver “Trumpetti” candlesticks - Kultakeskus Oy, Finland
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.
Pair of silver “Trumpetti” candlesticks model TW 284, designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1963.
Executed by Kultakeskus Oy in 2007. Silver fineness is 830, height of the candlesticks is 10 cm.
Price including VAT: SOLD
Kultakeskus Oy, Finland 2007
These candlesticks are in very good condition, some minor scratches and wear consistent with age and use.
Marianne Aav, TAPIO WIRKKALA eye, hand and thought: p. 395, 465
TW (Tapio Wirkkala), 830 (830/1000 silver fineness), Kultakeskus Oy mark (reclining lion) and Finish National control mark (heart and crown).
H. 10 cm. / 4.0 inch