Riihimaki - Riihimaen Lasi Oy #1472 green hooped art glass vase by Tamara Aladin. A geometric sculptural vintage vase by Scandinavian glass makers Riihimaki /Riihimaen Lasi Oy made from soft olive green and clear cased glass this vase was designed by Tamara Aladin. No. #1472. This art glass vase has an amazing shape making a great gift. Made in Finland.
Size / 20cm H | 10cm diameter ø | 10cm base ø
Condition / Very good condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. A lovely heavy, good quality piece.
Riihimaen Lasi glassworks was founded in 1910 in the town of Riihimaki, 70km north of the Finnish capital, Helsinki. It became Finland’s largest glass makers in 1927 and employed the first of its ‘big four’ iconic designers, Aimo Okkolin in 1937.
After the second world war, it employed its other three icons of mid century glass design, Helena Tyrell, Nanny Still (both in 1949), and Tamara Aladin in 1959. During the 1960s and 1970s Riihimaki exported large quantities of glass, particularly to the UK and US, and often sold at little more than cost price in order to import ‘hard currencies’ into Finland, which was still recovering from a devastating first half of the 20th Century. Riihimaki stopped producing art glass in 1976.
Riihimaen 1960s Olive Green Hooped Glass Vase
Note that we have attempted to show and state the condition as accurately as possible but this is a pre-loved, vintage item and some minor signs of age and/or use are to be expected. There may also be slight variations in the colours shown due to lighting, the camera lens and the device the image is viewed through. Handmade items may have slight imperfections, such as air bubbles in handmade glass, which add to their uniqueness and charm.