Hiidenkirnu is the Finnish for Giant's kettle or Glacial pothole. This is a creation by famous Finnish art glass designer Timo Sarpaneva in the 50s.
This is a very enchanting piece, made of clear glass that is matted by dipping the item in strong acid.
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. He is the man who in 1954 got famous for having created "the most beautiful item in the world" according to House Beautiful -magazine. (That was the Orchid that was on show at the Triennal in Milan 1954)
This item has one small scratch, seen on the third picture. The overall impression of this delicate piece is still Very Good.
On the last picture you see Giant's kettle together with Giant's pearl (also created by Timo Sarpaneva).
Condition: Very Good, with minor scratch
Signature: TIMO SARPANEVA - IITTALA -55