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Offline adam20

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Iittala Festivo
« on: November 08, 2011, 03:44:57 PM »
Two Iittala Festivo Candlesticks by Timo Sarpaneva - the one on the right is labelled and marked TS on base and is more naturally moulded - the one on left is more ridgidly moulded and not marked.

I am guessing this shows the age difference in the two pieces - Any ideas - I also have one small single tier piece which is also unmarked.

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 11:19:36 AM »
You probably know this but in case you do not.  The two middle rings of a genuine TS candlestick are NOT round - they are slightly lenticular(lens shaped).  If you left hand one has round rings it is definitely a copy.

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 11:54:31 AM »
The left hand one has round rings so it is not genuine - the right hand one has as you say slightly oval rings and is etched to base and has label.

I did not know this - thanks for pointing it out - I will be contacting the seller about the not genuine ones I have been sold - it is very difficult to ask these questions on eBay as the seller does not always know or I don't.

Ah well - that one will go with the not genuine Riihimaen piece I bought recently.

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 12:32:26 PM »
I only learned that recently myself but it is such a simple - distinctive difference.   :thup:

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 07:03:30 PM »
I can see in the photo that the rings on the left hand candlestick are not round. These sticks are not always signed, like a lot of Timo Sarpaneva's designs, can't say I have ever figured out why some are and some are not.

I have seen two styles of copies, one is fairly faithful to the original but the texture is not as well defined the second is just a vague approximation.

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 07:50:16 PM »
It might interest you to know the festivo candlestick was cast in a wooden mold which enhances it's uniqueness as the mold was burnt away  :thup:


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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 10:32:20 PM »
They both look ok to me.   :thup:

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011, 07:44:09 AM »
I am now back home and having checked the pieces they all seem genuine - I also contacted seller who assured me they were.

I don't know why some were not signed TS.

The difference I am seeing must be due to wooden mould burning away making some less formed.

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2011, 07:53:28 AM »
The lack of signature maybe down to date of manufacture.



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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2011, 10:05:08 PM »
Kisslikeether is right. Older ones can be signed. I have all sizes and four of them are signed, but all of them are certainly genuine.

 

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