A beautiful vintage art glass votive or candle holder by Tapio Wirkkala, part of the Aslak range for Ahlstrom Iittala from 1972. This range of chunky textured bowls came in three variations (reindeer, map or clear), and this particular one is the Map of Europe design. This is also the smallest of the sizes available - under 4" wide - it's harder to find in this small size. Model no 2625. Circa 1970s vintage. Can be used a for a tealight candle or a pillar candle holder, or as a small ashtray/pin dish.
The design is on the base and is raised slightly, a subtle design of a map of Europe. The side of the dish is ice like textured and irregular, typical of Wirkkala's designs. The rim is flat and polished, as is the inner circular bowl. High quality glass, undoubtedly with a crystal content. Looks stunning in the sun.
Glass is up to 2cm thick around the outsides, making the piece heavy for the size - it's a small chunky bowl at about 9.3cm wide x 4cm tall. 
Excellent condition. Comes with a tealight candle.
Includes P&P to the UK.

Iittala Aslak glass votive Tapio Wirkkala 1972. Map of Europe bowl/dish/ashtray.

  • 1970s, map, Modernist, Finland, vintage, retro, pillar, tealight, pin dish, Scandinavian, bark textured, mid century, icy