Bamboo Vase

Category Glass
Sub category Blown Glass
Artist / Designer Oiva Toikka
Manufacturer Nuutajarvi Glassworks
Material Glass
Place of origin Finland
Date ca 1969

Cylindrical, decorated with two swollen bands between equal length sections, top section self-coloured deep cranberry glass, lower two sections self-coloured kingfisher blue glass.

Height 66.5cm x 11cm Diameter

cript engraved ‘Oiva Toikka Nuutajarvi Notsjo’. Bears handwritten label ‘£16.20’

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From a series designed by Toikka in various sizes and colour combinations, which he designed between 1965 and 1970. The unpolished fused sections, which form part of the decoration, show an interest in the characteristics of “hot glass”, a central feature of the studio  glass movement then emerging in Europe and the USA.

Purchased from Danasco, the London based importers of Scandinavian wares around 1969 for sale in the Craft department of the Bristol Guild.