160mm Savoy vases by Alvar Aalto in clear glass circa 2000 and opal and black cased glass special edition for the Corning Museum of Glass / 70th anniversary circa 2007.
Designed in 1936, Alvar Aalto’s series of glass vases won first prize in the 1936 Karhula-Iittala Glass Design Competition. Compared to the decorative objects of the time, the simple yet organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement. Inspired by waves (“aalto” in Finnish) in the water, the vase is a symbol of Finnish design and one of the most famous glass objects in the world.
Each and every vase in the Alvar Aalto Collection continues to be mouth blown at the Iittala factory and comes in a wide range of colors and sizes.
Clear vase has some minor scuffs and scratches as pictured with shelf wear to base, very minor flea bite on top rim signed on base. Black and white cased glass special edition is in excellent condition showing minor use on interior. Engraved museum stamp on base with base scratches from shelf wear. Extremely difficult to find the b&w one. Sold individually.
6.25" tall. 8" wide. 6.75" deep.
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