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Vintage Tapio Wirkkala 3282 'Sipuli' (Onion) Art Glass Italian Mid-Century Modernist Bud Vase

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A contemporary mid-century hand blown 'Sipuli' (Onion) shaped vase created by the legendary Tapio Wirkkala. It is engraved and signed Italy on the base, along with the date 1982. This modernistic vase measures 5.0" inches high x 3.0" inches wide.
Although he was considered one of the leading Scandinavian Modernist designers, and he spent many years as a key glass designer at Iittala in Finland, this particular vase being engraved "ITALY," makes it even more ultra rare than it already is. All of the examples that I have seen in my research, have been signed Iittala, not Italy.
The vertical design is what's known as "line cut" crystal, running from the top down to the bottom of the vase.
The only fault that has been observed on this original vase is a tiny crack on the top near the mouth of the vase, that runs horizontally. It is contained within the tapered mouth of the vase, that was smoothed open to maintain the opening. As you can see in the images, the flaw is not extremely conspicuous. It has been gently and thoroughly cleaned and is now ready for your home.


5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Jo Durrance
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 2, 2018
Lovely item, as described. He even took some extra pictures to answer a question I had about the vase. Jeff shipped promptly, and it was superbly packaged. He kept me informed of the package progress at all times. It's a great shop to buy from.
Reserved for Jo; Rare Stevens & Williams Cut Velvet Victorian Diamond Quilted Yellow Cased Art Glass Vase

Reviewed by Lynn McNamara
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 6, 2017
Lovely item as described. Seller good communicator. Well packed, quick shipping. Thank you.
FINAL REDUCTION!!! Royal Copenhagen ca. 1905 Danish Gardener with Shovel and Flower pot Figurine

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Vintage Tapio Wirkkala 3282 'Sipuli' (Onion) Art Glass Italian Mid-Century Modernist Bud Vase

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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Crystal, Line cut, Hand blown, Hand made, Onion shape, Teardrop, Vase, Bud vase, Notable, Scarce
  • Feedback: 36 reviews

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