- Museum number
Set of five bowls and glasses, large bowl (a), medium bowl (b), small bowl (c), medium creamer with spout (d) and small tumbler (e), clear glass, each profile made up of three expanding rings, turn mould-blown in three stages.
- Production date
1964-1977 (a-b produced)
1964-1982 (c-e produced)
Diameter: 18.50 centimetres (a)
Diameter: 9.70 centimetres (b)
Diameter: 8.70 centimetres (c)
Diameter: 7 centimetres (d)
Diameter: 5 centimetres (e)
Height: 9.70 centimetres (a)
Height: 5.50 centimetres (b)
Height: 5.70 centimetres (c)
Height: 7.50 centimetres (d)
Height: 6 centimetres (e)
- Curator's comments
- This glass series was named 'Pisaranrengas', or 'expanding rings'. Two bowls (model no. 2324, both shown here) were produced between 1964 and 1977, while the tumbler series (model no. 2024) was continued until 1982. The tumblers were produced in six different sizes, only three of which are represented here. Another set of six glasses, each with stem and foot (model no. 2124) , were also produced as part of the series between 1964 and 1977. References to this series can be found in the following publications:
K. Koivisto and K. Niemistö, 'The Modern Spirit - Glass from Finland', exhibition catalogue, The Finnish Glass Museum, Helsinki, 1985, no. 84.
T. Sarpaneva, K. Kalin; Taideteollisuusmueso Konstindustrimuséet Helsinki, 'Timo Sarpaneva Finnland: Glas Zeit', Dortmund 1985, p. 50.
K. Kalin, 'Sarpaneva', Otava Verlag AG, Keuruu, 1986, pp. 194-195.
M. Aav et al. (eds), 'Timo Sarpaneva Collection', Designmuseo, Finland, 2002, p. 67.
M. Aav (ed.), 'Iittala :125 Years of Finnish Glass. Complete History with All Designers', Designmuseo, Finland, 2006, p. 228.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number