A tall clear, steel-blue & green glass Kremlin Kellots or Kremlin Bells decanter designed by Kaj Franck in 1957. This example made 1960.
Lower section of a Kremlin Kellot Juice Carafe Pitcher designed by Kaj Franck, Finland, 1957.
Close up of the elegant shape of the hand tooled  spout or lip of a model kf 500 / 1500 Kremlin Bells decanter design by Kaj Franck.
Top view showing the ball stopper of a Model KF 500 / KF 1500 Kremlin Bell Juice Decanter designed by Kaj Franck, this example in bright racing-green colour glass.
Detail showing how the top section of a Kaj Franck Juice Decanter stacks on top of the lower section designed as a bulbous water carafe. Scandinavian design from the 1950s.
A spherical clear glass pitcher designed by Kaj Franck, the design is named Kremlin Bells on account of undulating shape reminiscent of onion domes in Eastern European architecture.
The perfectly spherical ball stopper of a Kremlin Kellots (Kremlin Bells) decanter, this example is bright green and retains original cork bung.
The top or upper section of a Kaj Franck Kremlin Bell Juice Decanter in steel blue colour way. Available in London UK.
Close up of the rim of a Model KF 500 / KF 1500 Kremlin Bell Juice Decanter, glass contains very small raised bumps.
A clear glass water pitcher jug model kf 500 / kf 1500 designed by Kaj Franck for Nuutajari Notsjo Finland 1957.
A Kremlin Bell decanter by Kaj Franck, this design was shown at the XI (11th) Milan Triennale where it was awarded the Grand Prix.
A blue and green Kremlin Bell Decanter by Kaj Franck. One of the most famous mid-twentieth century Finnish designs having won a Grand Prix at the 11th Milan Triennale, 1957.
A deconstructed Kremlin Bells decanter designed by Kaj Franck for Nuutajärvii Glassworks, Scandinavia's leading glass factory of the twentieth century.
A water carafe pitcher and a juice decanter stood side by side. Assembled together these vessels make Kaj Francks stacking Kremlin Bells design.
An elegant 1950s modernist decanter and jug designed by Finnish designer Kaj Franck, 1957.
A mood shot showing the underside of a Kaj Franck water pitcher and the green ball stopper removed from its decanter. All pieces made by Nuutajarvi Notsjo.
Hand etched signature & date to carafe, ‘K. Franck Nuutajärvi Notsjö -60’.
A 'Kremlin Kellots' or 'Kremlin Bells' decanter in green, steel-blue, & clear glass designed by Kaj Franck (1911-1989) for Nuutajärvi glassworks, Finland, 1957.
Playful image showing a Kremlin Bell decanter stacked upside down. Form of this classic Finnish design epitomises the organic modernism of the 1950s.
A Kaj Franck Kremlin Bells juice set, featuring water carafe and juice decanter surrounded by juicy lemons
The abstract modernist art poster for the Triennale di Milano XI, 1957
Interior image showing most of the Finnish exhibition at the 1957 Triennale di Milano XI, featured in foreground are Kaj Francks Kremlin Bells which won Grand Prix.
Four Kaj Franck vessels in a similar colour pallete, from left to right; Cockerel Decanter, Kremlin Bell, Model 1609 pitcher, Model 1603 handled jug.  All produced by Nuutajärvi glassworks in the 1950s.
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Kaj Franck 'Kremlin Bells' Decanter & Pitcher

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A 'Kremlin Kellot' or 'Kremlin Bells' decanter in green, steel-blue, & clear glass designed by Kaj Franck for Nuutajärvi glassworks, Finland, 1957.

Arguably Franck’s most sought-after design, these stacking vessels were designed as a juice set. The round carafe which forms the lower section is intended to hold water, whilst the decanter with ball stopper is for juice.

The decanter was exhibited at the 11th Milan Triennale in 1957, where it was awarded the Grand Prix, the highest accolade.

Kaj Franck's utility glassware often takes inspiration from the functional, geometric and clean form of laboratory glass. The idea of a stacking pitcher, with a small decanter placed atop a carafe, is similar to a piece of laboratory glass produced at Nuutajärvi glassworks in the mid 1800's. This antique double vessel can be found on page 73 of the National Museum of Finland's 1983 publication Nuutajärvi - Kartano Ja Lasipruuki.

Model number: KF 500, KF 1500

Model Name: ‘Kremlin Kellot’ (Kremlin Bells)

Designer: Kaj Franck

Manufacturer: Nuutajärvi Notsjö

Year of Design: 1957

Dates Produced: 1957-68

Colour: Green, blue, clear

Full Height: 36 cm, Height of Decanter w. Stopper: 21 cm, Diameter: 6.7 cm, Height of Carafe: 20 cm, ⌀ 14 cm

Condition: Excellent. No damage or restoration. Please note, glass at lip of decanter is textured, photographed.

Branding: Hand etched signature & date to carafe, ‘K. Franck Nuutajärvi Notsjö -60’.