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Offline Anne E.B.

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Bowl by Iittala, Finland?
« on: May 11, 2006, 08:04:43 PM »
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc410.jpg

Almost certain this is Iittala, Finland - possibly by Tapio Wirkkala?
Can anyone confirm please.  Many thanks :wink:
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006, 08:15:13 PM »
May well be Iitala, but I've seen a very similar bowl which I think was by Hoganas Glasbruk, also from Finland.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 08:43:17 PM »
Hi Anne,
Sorry, I can't find it in my book. There are similar ones, but not this one. :cry:
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2006, 09:40:25 PM »
Thanks Paul and Della.  Hoganas Glasbruk is a new one for me - haven't been able to turn anything up for them yet though (sounds like my fave. icecream :P  )
Della - I've been unable to find anything to confirm it actually is Iittala.  I've seen the bowl described as such a couple of times recently, c.70s.  I think I can safely discount Dartington.  It has a Scandi feel.  I've got an ultima thule bowl, and it has the same Scandi feel as that one.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2006, 10:02:21 PM »
Hi Anne,
I have the book 'Designlasin hintakirja' in which it states that it contains all known art glass production of Tapio Wirkkala (and others). It is a little naive in the drawing department, but quite specific on measurements.
The bowl shown, similar to yours, does not have the bowl raised on a base (if you know what I mean). Could I possibly have the measurements of your bowl? Then I can compare them to those in the book for you. :)  :)
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2006, 06:19:50 AM »
I think the Hoganas Glasbruk bowl was in Smoke and Ice by Leslie Pina, but I can't check as a friend has borrowed my copy at present.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2006, 07:33:33 AM »
It's close to the one in smoke&ice but it is not the same one. Also, smoke&ice says it has a Höganäs "made in Finland" label, however the label is depicted in the back and clearly reads "Sweden".
I think it is more likely to be from Muurla, which is in Finland.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2006, 07:55:57 AM »
Quote from: "Ivo"
however the label is depicted in the back and clearly reads "Sweden".


Ouch  :D
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2006, 08:51:01 AM »
Thanks everyone :P

Della, the bowl is 10" (25.5cm) diam. x 5½" (14cm) high.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc637.jpg

I've always thought that this one was Muurla.  It is very similar to the other one.  http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc351.jpg

Confusing thing about the labels :?
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2006, 08:53:50 AM »
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