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'Kastehelmi' bowl, clear pressed glass, gently flaring sides, the base and sides with rings of raised bubbles.
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Diameter: 20.20 centimetres
Height: 10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This bowl, model no. 5325, forms part of the 'Kastehelmi' (dew drop) series, which was produced between 1964 and 1988, and re-relased by Iittala in 2010. This bowl was produced in 1969 and between 1972 and 1987 in three colours; clear, blue and green glass.
In 1963, Nuutajärvi radically revised its production of pressed glass, beginning with a range of tumblers by Kaj Franck. Toikka was first employed by Nuutajärvi in the same year, and was immediately tasked with creating a pressed glass plate, suited to this automated production system. The result was the 'Kastehelmi' plate, inspired by the Nuutajärvi museum collection. More sizes, and different types of bowls and cups were produced later. 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. 12, pp. 54-55, 72.
T. Poutasuo (ed.), 'Nuutajärvi 200 Years of Finnish Glass', Oy Hackman Ab, Helsinki, 1993, pp. 78, 111.
M. Aav et al., ‘Oiva Toikka Moments of Ingenuity’, Design Museum, Helsinki, 2010, cat. no. 12, pp. 108, 116, 134.
J. Dawson, `'Oiva Toikka. Glass and Design', Helsinki 2007, pp. 43-44.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the donor from vanhaa ja kaunista, Helsinki, on 11 November 2008.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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