Today, even when all the other stores are closed, my neighbourhood flea market stayed open, so I decided to drop in to see if there was any new stock in. I went through the isles couple of times and saw nothing interesting. Until I decided to look at the top shelves that is. I gazed upwards, thought hey, that looks familiar, took it down and saw the price tag of 4 euros.
When I got home, I immediately googled to see if I was right about the bowl and I was! It’s designed by Tauno Wirkkala for Humppilan Lasi and it’s called Revontulet (Aurora Borealis). It was manufactured from 1972 to 1987 and its value is about 30 to 50 euros. Not too bad! The value of course depends on the venue where one sells it. If I sell it on a Facebook-group I’ll get less than that but still a profit but if I sell it on Ebay.de, I will get more.
There is just one BUT to the selling part. There used to be one at my grandparents, the brown version though, and the sentimental part of me doesn’t want to let go. Also my Design Appreciation Brain tells me that this would be a good way to start my own art glass collection.
What are your thoughts? Should I keep it or sell it?