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A biomorphic shaped Devil's fist vase by Timo Sarpaneva for iittala, Finland from the 1950s. The semi-translucent vase was designed in 1951 and was acid treated to give it a satin finish.
The vase is in excellent used condition. It is signed on the base Timo Sarpaneva iittala 55.
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Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was a leading Finnish glass designer who came to prominence in the early 1950s. He produced a wide range of designs for functional objects like glasses and candle sticks but is best known for his art glass where he focused on making beautific sculptural objects. He won the Grand Prix at the Milan Triannale in 1954 and his work is held in museum collections worldwide.