- Museum number
'Canton' casserole dish with lid (a and b), stainless steel, base with wide lip and lid with depression in centre with a steel rod across it, to allow it to be picked up, carved teak handle (c), removeable, that can be used to pick up the base or lid.
- Production date
- 1957 (designed)
Diameter: 20.50 centimetres (dish)
Diameter: 16 centimetres (lid)
Height: 4 centimetres (dish)
Height: 1.50 centimetres (handle)
Length: 10.70 centimetres (handle)
Length: 27.90 centimetres (with handle)
Width: 5 centimetres (handle)
- Curator's comments
- Gardberg designed the 'Canton' range for Hackman & Sorsakoski in 1957. There were at least three different sized casserole pots with lids, as well as a rectangular dish. For further references to and illustrations of this model, see the following publication:
C. Enbom, 'Bertel Gardberg 50 år konsthantverk' (Hangö Museums, 1991), p. 32.
'Finnish Modern Design', exhibition catalogue, New York, Bard Graduate Center, 1998, no. 131, pp. 354, 376.
See also Erik Zahle (ed.), 'Scandinavian Domestic Design', London 1963, fig. 411, p. 262. The caption reads: In Finland, which has long lacked good practical ware in stainless steel, the Canton series soon became a best-seller. The simple device of the wooden handles functions irreproachably: the slightly down-turned rim of the casserole glides into a groove in the upper side of the handle and is gripped there, and the casserole lid can easily be detached and lifted off by means of a groove in the underside of the handle.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the donors from vanhaa ja kaunista, Helsinki, on 2 September 2002.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number