The Kastehelmi Jar 11.4 cm is a stunning piece of glass design that was crafted by Oiva Toikka for the iittala label. Finnish glassware is some of the most sought after in Europe due to its intricate, beautiful designs; this 11.4 cm diameter jar is no exception.
Oiva Toikka has been one of the leading lights in Finland's glassware scene since the 1960s. In fact, he sparked a new direction in the discipline, moving away from minimalist, pure designs and adopting more complex decorative ideas. He has also drawn inspiration from nature, fashioning a famous series of Birds by Toikka that are cherished by collectors across the world.
Toikka's artistry has earned him a stream of awards, from Kaj Franck Design Prizes to the Prince Eugen Medal. It's easy to see why when you hold items like the Kastehelmi Jar 11.4 cm, with its surface that is beautifully decorated with dewdrop-like bubbles.
Not simply a thing of beauty, the jar is dishwasher proof and will be resilient to scratches. All in all, it is the ideal serving vessel for teabags, biscuits, the sugar for your afternoon coffee or desserts like mousses.