Sunday, September 12, 2010

Taisto Kaasinen Viking

Taisto Kaasinen designed this ceramic Viking in 1961 for Upsala Ekeby, a Swedish company, before leaving to work for Arabia in Finland.  The viking came in a few sizes, from very small to one over 9 inches tall.  The small glass viking has a very similar shape and features and was made by Lindshammar Glasswork in Sweden.

I should really start showing the marks.  The ceramic viking has an incised mark with the Upsala Ekeby logo (UE), Sweden, a shape number, and the artist's initials (-TK-).  The glass viking has a sticker that says Lindshammar, Sweden, and Handmade.

1 comment:

  1. How much would you purchase one of these for?