May 10, 2012 - Sale 2278

Sale 2278 - Lot 135

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
TAPIO WIRKKALA (1915-1985) ARABIA. 1952.
39 1/4x24 1/4 inches, 100x61 1/2 cm. Tilgmann, [Finland.]
Condition A. Paper.
A major Finnish, post-war designer and sculptor, who primarily worked with glass and wood, Wirkkala is perhaps best remembered for his designs for Finnish banknotes in circulation from 1955-1981 and the design of the Finlandia Vodka bottle. Here he is promoting Finland's oldest ceramic factory for an exhibition in Amsterdam. He designed very few posters.