Devil's Pearl

Finnish
Timo Sarpaneva (Finnish, 1926–2006), Manufactured by Iittala Glassworks (Finland, founded in 1881)


Place of Creation: Helsinki, Finland; Place of Manufacture: Iittala, Finland

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm (4 x 3 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1207

Medium or Technique

Shaped, sandblasted, and acid-polished glass

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Glass

Designed for Iittala, Finland, in 1951. Clear glass ovoid form, sandblasted and acid-treated.

Provenance

By 2000, acquired by Gansevoort Gallery, New York; September 19, 2000, sold by Gansevoort Gallery to Daphne Farago, Little Compton, RI; 2012, year-end gift of the Daphne Farago Collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection