3 Tapio Wirkkala Colored Glass Vases
Includes buyer's premium
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3 Tapio Wirkkala Colored Glass Vases, signed Tapio Wirkkala
Dimensions: Largest 9" H
Property from the Estate of John 'Parker' Prindle, Jr., Boston, MA.
medium vase with small crack on bottom rim. large rim has crack on bottom rim
The Estate of John 'Parker' Prindle, Jr
John 'Parker' Prindle, Jr., of Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts was an avid collector of 20th Century decorative arts, furniture, fine art, and tribal art. Born in 1941, Parker graduated Harvard in 1962 and served as an officer in the US Navy before setting off on a successful career as a banker. His collecting interests evolved over time: from Italian art glass to mid-century ceramics to art deco metalware to contemporary prints and beyond. Parker had a discerning eye, and he approached his collecting as a series of exciting opportunities: opportunities to learn, unearth hidden treasures, and to share his discoveries with the larger world. Over the course of his journey as a collector, he created enduring relationships with gallery owners and dealers worldwide and was a longtime contributor to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and to the Harvard Art Museums. His donations can now be found in their collections and are often on view.