Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Scandinavian glass vases. Easy on the eye.

I found a couple of coloured glass vases recently. I was attracted by the simple design and softly curved shapes.They were very reasonably priced so, even though I didn't know who they were by at the time, I decided to buy them.
The vases look good on display. It was only later that I did some research on the vases and discovered that they are Scandinavian. From Finland, actually. The vases were made by the Riihimaki or Riihimaen glassworks, I would think in the 1970s. I'm not certain but I think they may have been designed by Tamara Aladin.

I have a feeling that, now I have these two, I'll have to add more – if I can find any.


  1. Hi, where did you find the vases? I see them on Ebay but would rather hunt for them myself. Love the colours too.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Tonya. I was lucky enough to find the vases in a local charity shop. They were with another heavy-bottomed glass vase, I'm still trying to identify that one. If I do find out anything about it, I'll do another post.