2 iittala finland TAPIO WIRKKALA Kaleva glasses in box!

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 06, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
An uncommon early set of two IITTALA Finland " KALEVA " crystal pilsner beer glasses designed by Tapio Wirkkala in original 1979 box! Nice modernist design!

The glasses are each 30cl (or 10-1/2 ounces).

The two glasses are in like new, unused condition and retain their original red dot iittala finland labels. One of the labels is missing 1/3 of the label.

This line of barware was produced from 1979 until 1990 (now out of production for almost 17 years).

The cardboard box top has some light wear and two small 1" tears to one top corner, but otherwise is clean, strong and intact inside and out.

The styrofoam protection (also bottom of the box) is perfect. The information of the box reads: " Registered Design Tapio Wirkkala Ahlstrom iittala Finland " and model number 2004-030.

Dimensions of a glass: A little over 7-1/2" tall by 2-3/4" in diameter.

About Tapio (Veli Ilmari) Wirkkala:

Tapio Wirkkala completed his training as a decorative sculptor in 1936 at the Central school of Arts and Crafts in Helsinki . After winning in 1946 a design competition for engraved glass, organized by Iittala glass works he became interested in glass. The collaboration with Iittala glassworks would last until 1985. By winning both the first and second price in a competition for the Finnish
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