Timo Sarpaneva - Matched set of two sizes crystal Art-Object "Sydän" (Heart), Model 3557 - Iittala, Finland 1957

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 sizes, clear lead-crystal glass, cut and surface polished Art-objects / sculptures "Sydän" (Heart), model 3557 with steam blown interior.

Designed by famous Finnish artist Timo Sarpaneva in 1953 and executed by Iittala glassworks in 1957. These vases were made in only two sizes so this is a early complete set and also matched in year of production (1957).

Both Heart sculptures are fully marked underneath the base in diamondpen: Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala - 57 (1957).

Price including VAT: € 981

Execution

Iittala glassworks, Finland 1957

Condition

These art-objects are in good vintage condition, some minor scratches consistent with age and use. No Cracks or chips.

Marked

Both are fully signed underneath the base.

Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala - 57 (1957)

Literature

Marianne Aav (ed.), Timo Sarpaneva - Collection 

Dimensions

Large Heart

H. 9.5 cm

W. 12 cm

D. 9.2 cm

Weight 1296 grams

Small Heart

H. 6.6 cm

W. 8.2 cm

D. 6.2 cm

Weight 431 grams

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