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Tapio Wirkkala

"Leaf" Plate

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala

"Leaf" Plate

"Leaf" Plate

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,190

USD

Tapio Wirkkala

"Leaf" Plate


circa 1951-1954

executed by Soinne et Kni, Finland

laminated birch

monogrammed TW

1 x 18⅜ x 9½ in. (2.5 x 46.7 x 24.1 cm)

Overall in excellent condition. The wooden surfaces present with extremely minimal surface scratches and occasional, minimal cracking consistent with age, not visible unless closely inspected. One corner with a small chip to the wooden surface measuring approximately 1/4 in. wide. The surfaces with some minor irregularities inherent to the wood selection and to the making. A stunning example of one of Wirkkala's best known forms.


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.

Aero, Helsinki, 2002
Tapio Wirkkala: Eye, Hand and Thought, exh. cat., Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, 2000, pp. 228 and 267