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What is this?

Tall, irregularly-shaped clear glass vase with flat bottom; thickness of wall varies throughout.

This object is full of stories

The thick-walled, richly textured body of this glass vessel, formed in a wooden mold, demonstrates Aalto’s interest in organic form and reflects the morphologies of his Finnish homeland’s forests and lakes. The undulating shape is an intentional departure from classical rigidity and a complement to Aalto’s laminated bentwood furniture.

This is a vase from Finland. It is dated ca. 1936 and we acquired it in 1990. Gift of Harmon Goldstone.

Its medium is

mold-blown glass

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 15 x 28.3 x 24.2 cm (5 7/8 x 11 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

This object was designed by Alvar Aalto and manufactured by Karhula Glass Works

This object was donated by Harmon H. Goldstone

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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