Nanny Still Organic Modernist glass decanter 'SV' in rare pink colourway, produced by Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finland
Rare Nanny Still 'SV' Nukkumatti pink glass decanter from Riihimaen Lasi Oy, Finland, 1950's
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unusual organic modernist finnish glass stopper on rare Nanny Still pink SV decanter, 1950's
Detail of rare rose pink glass stopper designed by Nanny Still for the SV series, 1950's, Riihimaki
Riihimaki Finland glass decanter by Nanny Still
Nanny Still Pink 'SV' Decanter
Nanny Still SV glass decanter in rare pink colourway, handmade at Riihimaen Lasi Oy, Finland
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Nanny Still pink glass 'SV' nukkumatti decanter from Riihimaen Lasi Oy, Finland
Nanny Still Pink 'SV' Decanter
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Detail of stopper of Nanny Still pink glass SV decanter 1950's
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Nanny Still pink glass SV decanter
Detail of base and pontil mark on handmade Nanny Still glass decanter, 1950's
Riihimaki Nanny Still glass decanter 'SV'
Riihimäen Lasi Oy

Nanny Still Pink 'SV' Decanter

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Designed in 1950, Nanny Still's 'SV' series of table glassware is one of her earliest works for Riihimäen Lasi Oy

Nanny Still's concept for 'SV' was to create a visual unity for the dining table, designing the carafes, tumblers, plates & bowls in a single uniform colour. Still chose a deep turquoise glass for the 'SV' series, therefore the existence of this decanter in pink is somewhat a miracle.

Nanny Still's early works are predominantly influenced by Organic Modernism, and most forms in 'SV' are soft & gently curved. This decanter's subtle form is both elegant & practical. The defining feature is the unusual stopper, which consists of a cone with a folded top. Still's inspiration for this stopper is likely from the natural world, such as a flower bud, as other elements from the 'SV' series feature the motif of curling petals or leaves. The stopper's appearance however as a 'hat' has given this decanter design the nickname "Nukkumatti", a character from Finnish folklore. 

We are unsure whether this decanter is a prototype, or a special request from a particular retailer, but the unusual rose colourway was certainly not produced in quantity. 

Model number: T/339

Model Name: ‘SV’

Designer: Nanny Still

Manufacturer: Riihimäki Glassworks

Year of Design: 1950

Dates Produced: 1950-57

Colour: Pink

Height: 21 cm, Diameter: 8.5 cm

Condition: Perfect