a "Savoy" mould blown glass vase, model 9750, Karhula, Finland 1937-49.
Clear glass, engraved signature Alvar Aalto - Karhula, height 14,2 cm.
Rim chip, wear.
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
1 929 - 2 411 EUR
The model was exhibited at the Paris World's Fair in 1937.
Pirkko Tuukkanen (ed), "Alvar Aalto Designer", Alvar Aalto Museum 2002, see pp 200-201.
The model was designed in 1936 as part of "Eskimoeriondens skinnbuxa" series which won first prize in a design competition organized by Karhula - iittala Glassworks in 1936.
Produced at the Karhula Glassworks from 1937 onwards with product number 9750 in clear glass, Rio brown, azure, green and smoky grey versions for the 1937 Paris World's Fair and other exhibitions. The model was moved to Iittala in 1949 and since then it has appeared in product catalogues as model 3030 in different versions.