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Author Topic: Any Finnish Glass Collectors Recognize this Cream & Suga  (Read 2812 times)

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Offline Painter1959

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Any Finnish Glass Collectors Recognize this Cream & Suga
« on: August 16, 2006, 07:39:30 PM »
I recently purchased some Finnish Glass from a local Family whose parents immigrated from Finland. They traveled back and forth throughout the 1950's and 1960's. They had excellent taste and upon those artists whose pieces I purchased are two 1954 signed pieces from Tapio Wirkalla and a beauty by Pertti Santalahati. This cream and sugar on stemware is unusually fine work. They was supposedly purchased at a glass exhibition in Humpilla in the mid 1950's. I would appreciate any information that anyone can share.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 07:44:17 PM »
Riihimaen Lasi Oy designed by Nanny Still, called Harlekiini.  :lol:
(and yes, they did have good taste. Gorgeous :mrgreen: )
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006, 08:00:47 PM »
just to confirm what Della's already told you, they're from Nanny Still's Harlekiini range - very collectable and commanding high prices.  I adore anything from this range - absolutely gorgeous IMO.  Any chance you could post a picture of your Pertti Santalahti piece?  I have a large plate by PS for Humppila - I'd be really interested to see your piece if at all possible.

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006, 08:14:34 PM »
They're lovely. We'd like to see the Tapio Wirkalla pieces as well, please :D

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Pics of Tapio Wirkkala set and Santalahati Iceberg bowl
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006, 10:09:03 PM »
I can't thank you enough for your FAST ID for your my recent Finnish pieces.  I knew they were tremendously made and I am delighted to know they are Nanny's work.  Whoo Hoo!  Here are pics of the other three pieces I bought at the same yard sale.  I did not know that all 3 pieces were signed and dated until I got home and started cleaning them up.  I felt like I'd won a lottery.  I have no idea of value on these pieces- would anyone be able to give me ballpark idea?

http://home.earthlink.net/~painter1959/tapioset.JPG
http://home.earthlink.net/~painter1959/tapio1.JPG
http://home.earthlink.net/~painter1959/tapio2.JPG  
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http://home.earthlink.net/~painter1959/ice.JPG
http://home.earthlink.net/~painter1959/ice1.JPG
http://home.earthlink.net/~painter1959/ice2.JPG

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006, 05:10:35 AM »
Thanks for the pix. It's aways good to see examples of the stuff you may only have read about. No idea on value but they are lovely :mrgreen:

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006, 07:44:58 AM »
I also have no idea of value, but they are well sought after items.
The nearest that I can find for comparison is here
I do have values that are quoted in Designlasin hinkatirja, but these are also not reliable in today's market.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2006, 08:49:07 AM »
I'd kill for that Harlekini.
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2006, 09:22:03 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2006, 09:23:53 AM »
The Harlekiini range is indeed very attractive and elegant, but I've never really understood why it commands such astronomical prices compared to other Riihimaen tableware sets of the same period.  :?

Not that I'm complaining, as I've benefitted from the inflated prices when selling in the past.

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