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Offline adam20

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Riihimaen Pironki
« on: November 16, 2011, 09:55:39 AM »
Hi

I am keen on the following listing - Riihimaen Pironki Vase - It's just I have been stung with some of these rarer Riihimaen items before so I am asking if it is right? I am not aware of Italian copies of this and it is fully cased, but just in case.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300621558498?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Re: Riihimaen Pironki
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 03:38:19 PM »
Looks good to me alright.


Offline robert1960

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Re: Riihimaen Pironki
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 11:53:26 PM »
Don't worry Adam, the Italian copies are all decanters, not vases.


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Re: Riihimaen Pironki
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 09:59:17 PM »
Looks good to me too. The correct name is Piironki, it is Finnish (of course) and means a chest of drawers :)


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Re: Riihimaen Pironki
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 10:08:56 PM »
Hi EijaSusanna and welcome to the board  :sun:
Thank you for your extra information and interpretation - I often wonder what the interpretation is of the vase names.
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Offline robert1960

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Re: Riihimaen Pironki
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 04:09:07 PM »
here are the rest of the Country House (Pirtti) Series to the best of my knowledge...

Piironki - Chest of drawers
Aurinkopullo - Sun bottle
Aitanlukko  - Granary barn lock
Kaapikello - Grandfather  clock
Ahkeraliisa - Busy Lizzy
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Re: Riihimaen Pironki
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 08:37:52 AM »
Yes, Robert you are right in a way, at least,  because the mentioned items have all been illustrated on a sales box that has the name of the series "Vanha Kartano" printed on it. The box also has a background picture of a large Country House.

I believe there is some fluctuation and do not know who really knows the actual definition what belonged to "Vanha Kartano" and/or/also called "Pirtti" series. (by the way "Pirtti" means rather a small log house or a "living room" of a smaller farm house, whilst "Kartano" means a large wealthy Country manor. "Vanha" is "Old" in Finnish)

There is also a series somewhere called "Matin matka" (Matti's journey) with the items "Isoäiti" (grandmother), "Isoisä" (Grandfather), Pikku-Matti (Little Matti), "Maaherra" (Gorvernor) and "Ahkeraliisa" (BusyLizzy)  (there's an other thread somewhere of these)

In the 100 year exhibition of Riihimäen Lasi the glass museum showcased Piironki, Isoäiti, Maaherra and Pikku-Matti with a label header "Vanha Kartano" which really confuses this all. :)

Somewhere even "Pala" is included in these series...

Anyhow, we know Helena Tynell designed these around the same period of time.


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Re: Riihimaen Pironki
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2011, 12:16:06 PM »
Hi there

Yes, it's all very confusing  :-\

however, here is a picture of that box.


 

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