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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pretty Pollo

I've embarked on a new quest. I'm looking for a Pollo vase by Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal. The vase isn't that hard to find, but getting one that's affordable is going to be a challenge. They usually go for about $125, which is quite a bit for a vase that's only 5" long and less than 4" high. I've found a couple on eBay that are unbelievably cheap, so I imagine the bidding is going to be fairly intense. Luckily, there's no rush, so I can bid whenever I see one at the right price. Eventually, I'll win one. In the meantime, I'm enjoying looking at pictures of them.

Pollo vase by Tapio Wirkkala
Beautiful detail around the neck of the vase
Rosenthal markings on vase


  1. My mother has a pair of these. I can remember them from when I was a child. She's not giving them up though, it seems!

    They have a wonderful, slightly rough egg-shell feel on the outer surface, and if you stick the tip of your little finger in the hole it is wonderfully smooth.

    They are such beautifully balanced pieces of porcelain!

    Good luck securing one!!

  2. @Makeminemidcentury: Your childhood memory and vivid description make me want one more than ever!

  3. I've never seen a Pollo vase before. Stunning.

  4. @I dream lo-tech: Isn't it wonderful? It's a must-have for me.

  5. The raised dot pattern reminds me of that of a sea urchin skeleton, which I find beautiful.