Vintage Scandi Glasses (Per Set)

R150.00R160.00

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Vintage Scandi Glasses (Per Set)

R150.00R160.00

Today’s unusual glasses came from the same home as the Holmegaard decanter that we featured yesterday – I bought them from a dealer, so I never got to meet the previous owners, but they were clearly either Nordic themselves, or just lovers of the Scandinavian aesthetic – then again, who isn’t?! That being said, the Iittala glasses are verging on being a bit too kitsch for my liking – I love the glass, but the holder are a little busy for my taste. But there’s obviously a market for them – the pattern was designed for Iittala in 1957 by Timo Sarpaneva, and is still being sold today – you can buy a new pair of Tsaikka glasses for 44 quid (around R800).

I think my favourite of the two is probably the taller Swedish Gullaskruf sangria glasses – I like the beaker-like shape of the glasses, and the metal holders are also really attractive. The metal is quite a bit thinner than the Iittala versions though, and are slightly bent out of shape, but it’s nothing that you’d really notice, and given that the glasses are still in their original box, I think it’s safe to assume that they’ve never actually been used – ditto for the Iittala glasses.

An unusual bit of glassware from two very respected names – these glasses would make a great gift for a collector of Scandinavian glass.

Dimensions: Iittala glasses – 7.5cm tall x 7cm in diameter; Gullaskruf glasses – 14cm tall x 6cm in diameter

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