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Bottle and cap - Finlandia

Finlandia

  • Object:

    Bottle and cap

  • Place of origin:

    Finland (made)

  • Date:

    1969-1970 (designed)
    1987-1988 (production)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wirkkala, Tapio, born 1915 - died 1985 (designers)
    Iittala (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, machine mould-blown

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jennifer Opie

  • Museum number:

    C.114&A-1988

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Clear glass bottle textured overall with a rippled effect, thickened at the base and shoulder. Dark twist cap at the head.

Place of Origin

Finland (made)

Date

1969-1970 (designed)
1987-1988 (production)

Artist/maker

Wirkkala, Tapio, born 1915 - died 1985 (designers)
Iittala (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, machine mould-blown

Marks and inscriptions

'LIQUOR BOTTLE FINLAND 1.OL'
Moulded on litre bottle

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm, Diameter: 8 cm

Descriptive line

'Finlandia' bottle, machine mould-blown glass, designed in about 1969-70 by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala glassworks Finland, produced from 1987-88

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Opie, J. Scandinavian Ceramics and Glass in the 20th Century. Victoria and Albert Museum, 1987. Catalogue number 226.

Labels and date

Bottle , machine mould-blown Finland, this litre bottle designed about 1969-70,with a flat bottle designed about 1978, produced from 1978, these produced from 1987-88 designed by Tapio Wirkkala, for Iittala glassworks Gift of Jennifer Opie (C.114 &A-1988) Litre bottle, export version. Made for Alko Ltd., Helsinki, producers of Finlandia vodka. The label was designed by Matti Viherjuuri with Eero Syvarioja of the advertising and design agency Markkinointi Viherjuuri, 1969-70 . [18/06/2009]

Production Note

Litre bottle, export version, produced from 1987-1988. Made for Alko Ltd., Helsinki, producers of Finlandia vodka. The label was designed by Matti Viherjuuri with Eero Syvarioja of the advertising and design agency Markkinointi Viherjuuri, 1969-70. A flat bottle was designed and produced from about 1978.

Categories

Glass; Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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