A beautiful vintage art glass bowl by Tapio Wirkkala, part of the Aslak range for Ahlstrom Iittala from 1972. This range of large (heavy) bowls came in three variations (reindeer, map or clear) and this particular one is the elk/reindeer design. This is also the largest of the sizes available - over 6" wide. Model no 2625. Circa mid 1970s vintage. 
The design is on the base and is raised 3D slightly, beautiful design of herds of reindeers with large antlers with two larger ones in the centre. The side of the dish is ice textured and irregular, typical of Tapio Wirkkala's designs. The rim is flat and polished, as is the inner circular bowl. High quality bright clear glass, undoubtedly with a crystal content. Looks stunning in the sun. Can also be used a candle holder, for a pillar candle.
Glass is 1"+ thick around the outsides, making for a very heavy piece - it's a large bowl at about 17cm wide or 6.5". 4cm tall. Bigger than most! Weighs a hefty 1.24kg.
Very good condition with no chips. Internally it has a couple of patches of wear/bunches of scratches, see photos. Rim is very good.
Includes P&P to the UK.

Vintage Iittala Aslak art glass bowl, Tapio Wirkkala 1972. Elk/reindeer/deer. 6"

  • round, christmas, winter, candle holder, Modernist, Finland, retro, 2625, textured, Ahlstrom, ice textured, bark textured, mid century