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Timo Sarpaneva Mouthblown Rubus Signed Glass Vase

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A 'Rubus' vase, designed in 1968 by Timo Sarpaneva, a prolific glass art designer who pioneered new glass making methods with the glassblowers at Iittala. This example, signed TS to base is in perfect condition, with original red 'I' roundel on the rim.

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W-11 D-11 H-22 (cm)

Item Reference:

72960-1419-2Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 72960-1419-2
Item No. 72960 - Dealer No. 1419 - Building No. 2


This intriguing crackled 'Rubus' vase was both designed and mouthblown by master Finnish glassblower Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006).
Sarpaneva was a prolific designer of glass art, both sculpture and functional objects. He pioneered many new methods in glass making, together with the glassblowers of Iittala glassworks. Iittala is justly famous not only for magnificent quality, by also for working with a number of internationally respected designers.
The ‘Rubus’ vase designed in 1968 and reproduced into the mid 1970's.
This particular example is clearly signed (engraved TS on the base) and is in perfect condition, with original red 'I' roundel still on the rim.
This beautiful vase represents a rare opportunity to own a piece of glass art that Timo Sarpaneva, at one time, held in his very hands.


Item Reference
Height: 22 cm
Width: 11 cm
Depth: 11 cm
1960s, C20th
Country of Origin


  • Free Collection from Hemswell, North Lincolnshire (we can store free of charge for four weeks)
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