Timo Sarpaneva - Hiidenhelmi Nr 3149 - Giant's pearl - Iittala 1959
Hiidenhelmi would translated into English be Giant's pearl. It is Designed by Timo Sarpaneva in the 50s.
Hiidenhelmi is made of clear glass that contains many different sized beautiful soda bubbles. In this piece the bubbles have a very nice distribution. The athmosphere of this piece is difficult to catch on a photograp though, because there are so many disturbing reflexions that the naked eye sorts out correctly in real life, but are confusing in a picture.
Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006), is one of Finlands most famous art glass designers. His pioneering glass work has received much recognition internationally and he has been awarded several times for his stunning art glass designs.
This item is over 60 years old and has some normal wear on the underside, due to very heavy weight. Within the glass there is locally some impurities that we focused on in the second last photo. However, the overall impression of this exciting piece is beautiful.
On the last picture you see Giant's pearl together with its smaller cousin the Giant's kettle.
Weight: 3,2kg Size: height ca 14,5cm width ca 14cm Condition: Overall impression is Very Good, insignificant scratches on the underside Signature: TIMO SARPANEVA IITTALA -59