Early and Rare 'Savoy' Vase, Model no. 9750

Alvar Aalto
Ref. 171141

Hand blown glass into wooden mould.
Engraved 'Karhula 22 IX 37' to base.

When a group of journalists visited the Karhula glass factory 22th. September 1937 they were each presented with one of these vases. The rumour is, after a few snaps during the return train journey to Helsinki most of the vases were thrown out of the train windows resulting in these dated signed examples being extremely rare.

Domus (Milan), no. 125, May 1938, p. 36
Jennifer Hawkins Opie, Scandinavia: Ceramics & Glass in the Twentieth Century, London, 1989, p. 23, fig. 189
Eva B. Ottillinger, Alvar Aalto, Möbel: Die Sammlung Kossdorff, Vienna, 2002, p. 74, fig. 76
Thomas Kellein, ed. alvar & aino aalto. design collection bischofberger, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Zurich, 2005, pp. 213-14

Produced by Karhula.


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