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Author Topic: Interesting rock/ice formation three light candle stick - ID = L.E.Smith  (Read 4017 times)

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Offline justjeff

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Bought this piece at the thrift store because it was so unique. My first thought was something Scandinavian and it turns out Kosta Boda does have a line called "igloo" that's similar but doesn't quite hit the mark. Anyone have any insight on this piece? It measures 3" tall.

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Re: Interesting rock/ice formation three light candle stick
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 06:29:35 PM »
I think it might be this one seen here https://www.rubylane.com/item/1812717-C118/Mid-Century-IITTALA-Trio-Candle-Holder?search=1  if the attribution is correct, i.e. Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Finland.
Love it!  Amazing design.
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Re: Interesting rock/ice formation three light candle stick
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 08:35:44 PM »
I think it might be this one seen here https://www.rubylane.com/item/1812717-C118/Mid-Century-IITTALA-Trio-Candle-Holder?search=1  if the attribution is correct, i.e. Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Finland.
Love it!  Amazing design.

Thank you so much. :)

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Re: Interesting rock/ice formation three light candle stick
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 08:19:58 AM »
Quite a "rarity" in that case? Sorry to say I have my doubts about the attribution. Never seen one and don't think it is listed in books about Tapio Wirkkala. You might want to try to find out more or some exact facts.

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Re: Interesting rock/ice formation three light candle stick
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 01:08:48 AM »
There is a piece that looks similar, attributed to US maker L.E.Smith, and it is reversible.  Does yours stand up both ways?  Here is a link to the site, and they give a link for more info about this maker

https://retroartglass.com/product/retro-candle-holder-ice-glass/

I would have bought it too!
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Re: Interesting rock/ice formation three light candle stick
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 05:51:01 PM »
More pics here of the same design too
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Re: Interesting rock/ice formation three light candle stick
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 04:16:26 AM »
Thanks for the replies! I ran into the same Smith piece recently somewhere online and realized I had misattributed it. Live and learn, unfortunately.

 

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