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Two drinking-glasses from the 'Flora' series, clear glass, mould-blown, each with a straight sided bowl, thin short stem and large flat foot, with stylised floral motifs; (a) tall, (b) shorter with a wider and more shallow bowl.
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Diameter: 5.50 centimetres (a)
Diameter: 8 centimetres (b)
Height: 14.20 centimetres (a)
Height: 9.60 centimetres (b)
- Curator's comments
- The 'Flora' series was one of Nuutajärvi 's most successful ranges of tableware. When it was first designed by Toikka in 1966, the intention was that it would be pressed but the effect given by mould-blowing was so much better, that this technique was adopted instead. Images and references to this design can be found in the following publications:
Finnish Glass Museum, ‘Oiva Toikka Glass’, Vammalen Kirjapaino Oy for the Finnish Glass Museum, 1988, cat. no. 37, pp. 58, 78.
T. Poutasuo (ed.), 'Nuutajärvi 200 Years of Finnish Glass', Oy Hackman Ab, Helsinki, 1993, p. 111.
M. Aav et al., ‘Oiva Toikka Moments of Ingenuity’, Design Museum, Helsinki, 2010, cat. no. 37, pp. 106, 139.
J. Dawson, `'Oiva Toikka. Glass and Design', Helsinki 2007, pp. 46-47.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the donor from Antiikkiliike Bisarri, Helsinki, on 8 August 2007.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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