26 June 2007
TIMO SARPANEVA (FINNISH, 1926-2006)
LANCET II ART-PIECE
designed 1952, produced prior to 1960 by Iittala, hand-blown polished glass
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
engraved designer's and maker's marks (underside rim)
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K. Kalin, Sarpaneva, Helsinki, 1986, p. 61 (example illustrated).
J. Opie, Scandinavian Ceramics and Glass in the Twentieth Century: The Collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1989 (illustrated on the back cover).
With his interpretation of a traditional harpoon spear-point, Sarpaneva has created a highly sculptural form that imparts a contemplative spirituality.
Examples of this design were awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, 1954.
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