Tapio Wirkkala - A largest size pair of silver “Trumpetti” candlesticks, model TW 284 - Kultakeskus Finland, 1982
Tapio Wirkkala Trumpetti candlesticks
A largest size pair of silver “Trumpetti” candlesticks model TW 284, designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1963. Executed by the craftsmen of Kultakeskus Oy in the town of Hämeenlinna in 1982.
These Trumpetti candlesticks were made in 4 sizes (10, 14, 18 and 23 cm high) this pair being the largest size made. Silver fineness is 830/1000, they are fully hallmarked on each base.
Price including VAT: Sold
About Tapio Wirkkala
Tapio Wirkkala (1915 Hanko, Finland - 1985 Helsinki, Finland) A giant of Finnish design, Tapio 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.
Kultakeskus Oy, Hämeenlinna, Finland 1982
Candlesticks are in very good vintage condition, some minor scratches. Wear consistent with age and use. They have an inscription underneath the base not visible when in normal 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). Yearmark E8 (1982).
Height 23 cm
Chalice diam. 8.43 cm
Base diam. 11.31 cm
Weight 795 combined