A smoke grey coloured model 1621 pitcher with cane wrapped gripping handle, designed by Kaj Franck in 1955, and expertly hand-blown at Nuutajärvi Notsjö, Finland.
Close up of the cane wicker bound neck of a Model 1621 pitcher by Kaj Franck for Nuutajärvi Notsjö, Finland.
Head on detail shot of the original sticker on a Model 1621 Kaj Franck pitcher. The sticker is an early black fish label. The wording reads 'Nuutajärvi Notsjö - 1793 SUOMI FINLAND'.
Head on shot of a pouring spout on a Kaj Franck 1621 juice carafe. This important MidCentury Modern design and many other for sale in London from Art & Utility.
Detail shot of the expertly hand formed lip on a Model 1621 Kaj Franck pitcher, made by Nuutajärvi glassworks, Finland.
Close up of age related wear to the original wicker cane on a Model 1621 Kaj Franck decanter, made at Kaj Franck in 1955, expertly hand-blown at the Nuutajärvi glassworks, Finland, 1955.
Head on image of a Kaj Franck Model 1621 juice pitcher or wine carafe. The glass and wicker object is stood upside down to illustrate how geometric its shapes are.
Mood shot showing a Model 1621 Kaj Franck juice pitcher / wine carafe laying on its side. This grey smoke example is complete with its original wicker cane wrapped handle. For sale in London from Design Gallery Art & Utility.
Image showing a Kaj Franck Model 1621 pitcher laying on its side with its base pointing towards the audience. Production by Nuutajärvi glassworks, Finland, circa 1955.
Close up of the base or underside of a Model 1621 Kaj Franck juice pitcher or wine carafe made by the Nuutajärvi glassworks, Finland, in the mid-20th century..
Detail of the bulbous spherical body of a Kaj Franck Model 1621 juice pitcher / wine carafe, a classic Nordic design. This item and many other designs by Nuutajärvi glassworks for sale in London from Art & Utility.
A Nuutajärvi glassworks Model 1621 juice pitcher / wine carafe designed by Kaj Franck. This design is a vintage original piece from around 1955. For sale from London based design gallery Art & Utility who offer worldwide shipping, including Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Detail showing age related wear to the original cane or rattan that is bound around the neck of this rare 1950s Kaj Franck model 1621 carafe pitcher.
Areal shot of a Nuutajärvi Notsjö Model 1621 juice carafe or pitcher designed by Kaj Franck. This example is in the desirable smoke grey colour way and the neck is bound with wicker cane.
Detail shot of tightly wrapped wicker on a Model 1621 Kaj Franck decanter made at Nuutajärvi Notsjö. The rattan is non-slip.
Playful image showing a Kaj Franck Model 1621 juice carafe stood upside down. This design is an early example and wicker bound versions in grey smoke coloured glass are rare and sought after.
Mood image of a still life featuring 3 smoke coloured glass items designed by Kaj Franck. The rarest design in the image is the Model 1621 juice pitcher / wine carafe stood on the left. Production by Nuutajärvi glassworks, Finland.
Nuutajärvi Notsjö

Kaj Franck 1621 Juice Pitcher w. Cane Handle

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A smoke grey coloured model 1621 pitcher with cane wrapped gripping handle, designed by Kaj Franck in 1955, and expertly hand-blown at Nuutajärvi Notsjö, Finland. 

The geometric form of this carafe is satisfying in many ways. The spherical bulbous body is visually exciting, but also aerates wine well. Whilst the straight sided cylindrical neck is also aesthetically pleasing, through surprise, as stands in stark contrast to the sphere below. Of course, the neck is the perfect girth for holding & pouring, and ease of use is enhanced by the rattan that bounds to form a non-slip handle. 

Franck was paramount in the development of Finland's modern aesthetic during the mid-20th century. He is best known for his utilitarian wares in glass and ceramics, which exploit both the practicality and beauty of crisp, clean geometry.

The 1621 Cocktail Pitcher is one of Franck's best known designs and it is precisely his utilitarian wares like this that are still influencing product design today, whilst remaining thoroughly modern after 70 years.

Model number: 1621

Model Name: Juice Pitcher

Designer: Kaj Franck 

Manufacturer: Nuutajärvi Notsjö 

Year of Design: 1955

Dates Produced: 1955-68

Colour: Grey, brown

Height: 23 cm, Diameter 12 cm

Condition: Glass is perfect. Original cane is loose, worn, and features restoration. Could be replaced if you wanted to use the item.