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Author Topic: Tapio Wirkkala vase - help with range/date  (Read 3378 times)

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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala vase - help with range/date
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2010, 06:34:24 PM »
I think you'll find it's genuine. It's handmade glass, which does vary slightly, from a time when nobody expected perfection. There are plenty of signed examples out there and it's not worth a great deal.

Look at this one on a Japanese (I think) site http://www.biotope.biz/02020700230/65/illustration/detail/

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala vase - help with range/date
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2010, 06:59:04 PM »
I would agree it's a factory signature, nothing looks wrong with the vase. I would guess that a faked signature would be much rarer than a genuine one (in this case and generally), the faked signatures I have seen have been easy to spot, usually the attempt is amateur.

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala vase - help with range/date
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2010, 07:34:55 PM »
Thanks Christine and John,

Oh that's good news ! The one in Japan has the exact same signature ! How on earth did you find it ?

I think I will stick with identifying  Whitefriars vases from now on  :ooh:

Thanks very much for helping me on this one ! Ta , Mike.
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Re: Tapio Wirkkala vase - help with range/date
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2010, 01:24:49 PM »
I'd like to add, for informational purposes, that the signature on my vase at the top of this thread was very different to the one just shown.  Mine was a very delicate looking script - it looked like a 'proper' signature done using a very fine point and was barely visible under the basewear.

 

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