Nanny Still pink Tzarina decanter 1789, handmade at Riihimaen Lasi Oy, Finland, 1960's
Close-up of beaded clear glass decanter stopper for a Nanny Still Riihimaki milk glass decanter from the 1963 'Tzarina' range
Detail of beaded glass decanter stopper from Nanny Still's 1963 Tzarina series, produced at Riihimaki, Finland
Opaline elegant pink glass decanter by Nanny Still from her Tzarina series, 1963, Riihimaen Lasi Oy
Nanny Still Tzarina glass stopper
Nanny Still Tzarina small glass balls stopper 1963 Riihimaen Lasi Oy
Detail of Nanny Still clear glass stopper for her 1963 Tzarina series
Nanny Still 'Tzarina' clear glass balls stopper  from Riihimaki Finland
Nanny Still pink milk glass Tzarina decanter, produced at Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finland
Nanny Still 1789 milk glass decanter from her 1963 Tzarina range, produced at Riihimaen Lasi Oy, Finland
Group image of Nanny Still modernist glass decanters including Paraati, Tzarina, Harlekiini & SV designs. Each decanter was made at Riihimaki, Finland.
Nanny Still 'Tzarina' Decanter
Glass pontil mark on Riihimaki handmade decanter by Nanny Still
Pontil mark on handmade glass
Riihimaki glass decanter by Nanny Still 'Tzarina' model number 1789, handmade in Finland
Pink Riihimaki glass decanter by Nanny Still
Nanny Still glass decanter
Glass stopper for Nanny Still pink opaline 'Tzarina' glass decanter 1960s
Nanny Still 'Tzarina' Decanter
Nanny Still 'Tzarina' Decanter
Nanny Still 'Tzarina' Decanter
Riihimäen Lasi Oy

Nanny Still 'Tzarina' Decanter

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Nanny Still's 'Tzarina' series is an unconventional masterpiece of Finnish glass design. 

Whilst the application of colour & geometry conforms to Finnish glass of the period, and brilliantly communicates the 1960's 'Pop Art' aesthetic, 'Tzarina's distinctive opaline glass and delicate flourishes suggest the influence of 19th Century continental glassware. This gives Nanny Still's incredible series a surprising & highly individual aesthetic in the context of Modernist Finnish glass.

Handmade at Riihimäen Lasi Oy in around 1964, this conical 'Tzarina' decanter conveys the air of elegance associated with Still's masterful work. The graceful & tapered form, designed to be both functional and beautiful, is crafted from a delicately hued opaline pink glass.

The decanter features a clear glass stopper of stacked beads or spheres. This motif features on almost all items in the 'Tzarina' series, and was applied as stoppers, stems & handles. The stacking of geometric shapes is somewhat a signature of Still's work, and was revisited throughout her career with designs such as 'Juhannussalko' (1956), 'Harlekiini' (1958) and 'Carnevaali' (1960).

Model Name: ‘Tzarina'

Model Number: 1789

Designer: Nanny Still

Manufacturer: Riihimäki Glassworks

Year of Design: 1963

Dates Produced: 1964-5

Colour: Pink, clear

Height: 21.5 cm, Diameter: 7 cm

Condition: Perfect.

Please note there is a small inclusion near the bottom of the decanter.