- Museum number
Set of eight schnapps-glasses, (a-b) pale blue/grey glass, (c-d) smoke glass, (e-f) mustard glass, (g-h) dark blue glass, turn mould-blown body in two 'stacked', straight-sided sections, the upper part wider.
- Production date
- 1954 (designed)
Diameter: 3.90 centimetres (rim)
Height: 4.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- These stackable drinking-glasses were known as model 1718 and remain one of Hopea's most popular designs. They were produced in a range of colours and in four different sizes (for other sizes see museum nos 2014,8024.174-178). This design was awarded a silver medal at the 10th Milan Triennale, in 1954. References to this model can be found in the following publication:
O. Untracht, 'Saara Hopea-Untracht, Life and Work', Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö, Helsinki, 1988, pp. 65, 165, 167 and diagrams 16, 18 and 19 in the central coloured inserts (between pp. 80 and 81).
T. Poutasuo (ed.), Nuutajärvi 200 Years of Finnish Glass, Oy Hackman Ab, Helsinki, 1993, no. 5, p. 33.
For further information see: Erik Zahle (ed.), 'Scandinavian Domestic Design', London 1963, fig. 238, p. 193.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number