Timo Sarpaneva was asked to design vases for the new residency for the President of Finland. The home of Finland's former long time President Urho Kekkonen was turned into a Museum. Mäntyniemi, the new residency was ready in 1993. In 1992 the Marcel vases were designed, and the production of these started.
These vases are designed to be used for flower displays. They have a frosted oval surface that serves as back frame for the flower arrangement, and gives the arrangement style and harmony. Also the bottom of the vase is frosted.
Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006), is one of Finland's 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.
We now have vintage Marcel vases in two different sizes for sale:
A. The bigger one is 18,7cm high and 17,7cm wide. It is signed for Vantaa city. This vase has plenty of insignificant wear at the bottom. Otherwise this vase is faultless.
B: The smaller vase is 10cm high and 8cm wide. It is unsigned.
Condition: A. Good used condition B: Very Good Signature: A: (18,7cm vase): TIMO SARPANEVA IITTALA Vantaa -Vanda B: (10cm vase): Unsigned