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Author Topic: glass "bark" style vases - ID = Avena, Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala  (Read 1167 times)

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Offline msiscoe

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Hello, I see these vases listed as Whitefriars, however, they have an uneven mouth and base, which the Whitefriars vases do not. Can anyone identify these?

Many thanks,


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Re: glass "bark" style vases Whitefriars?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 08:58:27 PM »
I think these ones are scandinavian ??, i want to say Iittala but am most likely wrong ;D. There where lots of companies that did the bark style, i think Ravenhead also did them and i think woolworths also sold them?

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Re: glass "bark" style vases Whitefriars?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 09:10:57 PM »

Hi,
These are Avena vases, 1970, Tapio Wirkkala design for Iittala, model number 3429. They were manufactured from 1970 to 1989 (I think).

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Re: glass "bark" style vases Whitefriars?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 09:33:20 PM »
Hello, and thank you for that fast response! These seem to be quite rare. Again, many thanks!

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Re: glass "bark" style vases Whitefriars?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 04:02:48 AM »
As stated above, they were in production for just shy of two decades. They're one of, if not the, most common of Wirkkala's 'textured' vases on the secondary market.

Even so, a bit of a bargain at $9.99 for a pair - excellent find.

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Re: glass "bark" style vases Whitefriars?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 12:07:22 AM »
Hello, and thank you, all of you, for your information. Is it common for these to be unsigned?

 

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