Vase and packaging, ‘Anniversary’, limited edition, glass, designed by Alvar Aalto, Iittala, Finland, 1936, made in 1996

Made by IIttala in Finland, 1996.

This limited edition, mould-blown glass ‘Anniversary’ vase was originally designed by Alvar Aalto in Iittala, Finland, in 1936. The vase was made and issued in 1996 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Savoy vases designed by Aalto in 1936. With their nature-inspired form, the five differently sized vases were among the earliest examples of ‘Scandinavian modern’ in glass.

Like the original series, the soft-brown ‘Anniversary’ vases were made in the original 1930s wooden moulds rather than moder...

Summary

Object No.

98/57/2

Physical Description

Vase and packaging, 'Anniversary', limited edition, glass, designed by Alvar Aalto, Iittala, Finland, 1936, made in 1996

A dusty brown hand-blown glass vase, the sides rising almost straight vertically from the base to the rim and formed into free meandering vertical folds. The rim and base are flat. Makers name engraved under base. Also original cardboard packaging.

Marks

On vase, designer details, inscribed under base, "ALVAR AALTO IITTALA 1976-1996". Manufacturers label, adhered to side below rim, adhesive label, clear plastic printed with a red circle in the centre of which is a white "i" and below the circle the words "iittala / finland". The box is printed with details of designer, manufacturer and product.

Dimensions

Height

141 mm

Width

196 mm

Depth

180 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Alvar Aalto, Finland.

The "Anniversary" vase was issued in 1996 to mark the 60th anniversary of the "Aalto" vase, originally designed in 1936. This limited edition is the same size (140 mm high) as the original and its size and colour are exclusive to 1996. Blown in its old moulds that are part of the collection.

Made by Iittala, Finland.

Designed by Alvar Aalto, Finland.
The "Anniversary" vase was issued in 1996 to mark the 60th anniversary of the "Aalto" vase, originally designed in 1936. This limited edition is the same size (140 mm high) as the original and its size and colour are exclusive to 1996.

Made

IIttala 1996

Designed

Aalto, Alvar Hendrik null

History

Notes

New when acquired by the museum

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Ordal Australia Pty Ltd, 1997

Acquisition Date

24 April 1998

Cite this Object

Harvard

Vase and packaging, 'Anniversary', limited edition, glass, designed by Alvar Aalto, Iittala, Finland, 1936, made in 1996 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 October 2018, <https://ma.as/164134>

Wikipedia

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