Settle an Iitala Ultima Thule disagreement please.

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Settle an Iitala Ultima Thule disagreement please.

Post by speaktothequeen on November 30th 2015, 10:31 pm

I have a nice bowl that I believe to be Ultima Thule. My friend who has a shop that I consign in sent it back because the raised "bubbles" on the bottom are more widely spaced than in Ultima Thule examples in her shop. I found a piece, different size and form, of contemporary IItala Ultima Thule with the wider spacing of "bubbles" or bumps found on my piece. I believe it to be a discounted piece of recent Iitalla Ultima Thule, although I have not been able to find it on the internet. I want to put it out in my shop and do not want to misrepresent it. My friend thinks that it is a knock off!
It is just over 10 3/4 inches and diameter and 3 1/8' tall. Photo of the pesky bottom to follow.
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Post by denbydump on November 30th 2015, 10:52 pm

We need a side-on shot, but i think this a the big bowl from a fruit set, along with
several smaller bowls.
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Post by NaomiM on November 30th 2015, 10:53 pm

It doesn't look right to me, tbh. The surface texture looks wrong, and the bubbles should be in the centre

http://www.midcentury-kc.com/scandinavia/221-ultima-thule-plates-tapio-wirkkala.html

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Post by speaktothequeen on November 30th 2015, 11:26 pm



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Post by denbydump on November 30th 2015, 11:28 pm

Ultima always goes "back in on it's self" if you know what I mean.
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Re: Settle an Iitala Ultima Thule disagreement please.

Post by speaktothequeen on November 30th 2015, 11:36 pm

Hello Denbydump, NaomiM. There is a contemporary piece with a wider bubble spacing, a serving platter. However, I agree with Denbydump- the rim is all wrong. I now think it is knock off and shall identify is as such. Sign and boo hoo.
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Post by JoFish on December 1st 2015, 7:09 pm

The textured pattern on the side looks wrong for Thule too...

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Post by Qnssekr on January 11th 2016, 2:38 pm

Email the iittala design museum. They will know for sure. iittala.museum@iittala.com
but i want to add it does not look like a thule piece.
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