Timo Sarpaneva Glass Decanter

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Timo Sarpaneva Glass Decanter


Designer: Timo Sarpaneva (1926 – 2006)

Item: “i-glass” and also known as “1-400” round decanter 

Manufactured by: Iittala

Country of origin: Finland

Year made: Ca. 1960

Materials: Glass

Dimensions: 6 ¼” x 4 ¼”

Condition: Excellent

References: Fischler, George and Gould, Barrett, Scandinavian Ceramics and Glass 1940s to 1980s, Schiffer Publication 2000;

Description: An elegant and well proportioned decanter by important Finnish designer Timo Sarpaneva.  Often referred to as the “Bird Vase” these came in a number of different colors, including at least two different blues.  We have not seen many in this deeper blue.  Engraved on the bottom “T. Sarpaneva – 3501”.  Another outstanding Scandinavian modern design.  An example is in the collection of the  Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his other related glassware for Iittala can be found in many important public collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  


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Since this is glass we double box and require insurance so shipping costs will be slightly higher.