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Tapio Wirkkala

Group of 12 "Tokio" Vases

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala

Group of 12 "Tokio" Vases

Group of 12 "Tokio" Vases

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

20,160

USD

Tapio Wirkkala

Group of 12 "Tokio" Vases


designed 1954, executed 1954-1957

produced by Iittala, Finland

mold-blown glass

each incised TAPIO WIRKKALA IITTALA and each dated between 1954 and 1957

tallest: 7⅞ in. (19.8 cm) high

Overall in very good condition. The glass surfaces present with very light surface scratches throughout, consistent with gentle handling and not visually distracting. Two vases present with some mild yellowing to the glass surface throughout. The glass with minute air bubbles inherent to production. 



In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

for eleven vases: Aero, Helsinki, 2002
for one vase: Christie’s Amsterdam, June 15, 2004, lot 255
Tapio Wirkkala: Eye, Hand and Thought, exh. cat., Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, 2000, pp. 276 and 304