Claritas glass vessel | Sotheby´s

Sotheby´s-Claritas glass vessel

Estimated value: 2000-2500 EUR

20th Century Decorative Arts and Design

Sales date: 2002-11-18


Lot number: 30


T. Sarpaneva
Launched in 1984
Manufacturer Iittala

Architonic id


Finnish designer Timo Sarpaneva (1926) in 1983 started the 'Claritas' series, his largest and most ambitious project in glass, which eventually lead to 66 unique variations on the theme of the monumental polished vessel with internal decoration, each piece showing the aesthetic possibilities of the complicated steam-blow technique.
Steam-blown, formed and polished thick colourless glass with a hollow core surrounded by a cluster of small 'silver blister' air bubbles.
Engraved marks 'Timo Sarpaneva Iitala 1984 C 2793'
Height 31 cm
Provenance: Galerie Inart, Amsterdam 1988 Lliterature: Cf. Scandinavia: Ceramics and Glass in the Twentieth Century, Victoria & Albert Museum London 1989, no. 243, p. 789 for a similar vessel