Vintage MidCentury Glass Piggy Coin Bank - Finland
Charming clear glass piggy bank made by Riihimäen Lasi, a glassworks founded in Riihimäki, Finland, in 1910 and once the largest glass manufacturer in the country. Riihimäen Lasi attracted top design talent and was renowned for its wide range of simple, yet elegant products. This little piggy bank has the clean lines and graceful shape so evocative of Nordic modern style at midcentury. And it is distinguished by a host of delightful details: a bottle-like snout, peaked ears, almond-shaped eyes, molded "hairs" along its surface, and a curly molded tail. The coin slot on the pig's back has frosted ends, with one made slightly elongated. Excellent example of midcentury design and a lovely addition to a collection of modern glass.
Very good vintage condition. Minor chips on inner surface of coin slot (visible with magnification), shallow chip on one ear (barely visible).
Note: archival material indicates that this bank was Riihimäen Lasi model No 1997
Acquired in the 1960s
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