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Offline kisslikeether

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Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« on: December 01, 2010, 04:29:27 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230556124094

Seen this on the bay & signature had my gut saying 'faked' have trawled the net & can find no references to such a design by Wirkkala.

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 04:39:49 PM »
That signature looks absolutely clumsy and faked to me, too. At least the spelling is correct.  ;)
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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 04:47:13 PM »
Exactly my thought too!


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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 04:49:55 PM »
Hi I thought you might like to know that IMO you are right to be cautious,  The following 230547838307 was sold as Per Lutken until I intervened, and said I had asked the GMB about it, (there is a link somewhere recently on this site).....the seller said that 'GMB was just a blog site'!!  If you look at the moment there is also a genuine imitation Wedgwood glass bird complete with glass bubbles listed by this seller......!!!!
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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 04:58:34 PM »
Yes I saw the Lutken bird LOL their Whitefriars blue glass is IKEA & the Riihimaki they have advertised doesn't look like any I've ever seen!


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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010, 05:14:52 PM »
fake fake fake  :rah: :rah: :rah:
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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010, 06:45:40 PM »
Poland poland poland not Finland - and obviously faked.
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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2010, 07:06:27 PM »
Thanks Ivo - good to know the gut feeling is on form!

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 11:57:48 PM »
The chicken looks like Mexican frosted glass. Most of their frosted glass animals are pretty but inexpensive. If the "Tapio" chicken is Mexican, it is excluded from the pretty part. Just inexpensive.
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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 03:22:10 PM »
and their 'Whitefriars Lobbed [sic] Vases' are from Ikea    ;)

 

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