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The Riihimaki glassworks was founded in 1910, in the town of Riihimaki, Finland, by M. A. Kolehmainen and his son A. P. Kolehmainen. At first they made domestic glass and container glass, and began making glass bottles and window glass in 1919. Riihimaki became the largest glass factory in Finland after buying the Kaukalahti glassworks in 1927. Riihimaki was renamed Riihimaen Lasi Oy in 1937, and Aimo Okkolin began designing for Riihimaki in the same year. Helena Tynell joined Riihimaki in 1949, followed by Nanny Still in 1949, and Tamara Aladin in 1959. Together these four were chief designers for Riihimaki over the next 20 years, and produced a great many popular designs which can still be easily found today. In 1968 Erkkitapio Siiroinen began designing for Riihimaki as a freelancer. Riihimaki was bought by Ahlstrom in 1985, and merged with Karhula in 1988 under the name Ahlstrom Riihimaen Lasi Oy. in 1990 the Riihimaki factory was closed.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Riihimaki 'Aurinkopullo' Riihimaen Glass Helena Tynell Sun Vase

A yellow Finnish uranium glass 'Aurinkopullo' (sun bottle) decorative bottle vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Helena Tynell.

Riihimaki #1720 Riihimaen Green Glass Nanny Still 'Polaris' Vase

A green Finnish glass 'Polaris' decorative bottle vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Nanny Still, pattern number 1720, labelled.

Riihimaki #1724 Riihimaen Neodymium Glass Nanny Still 'Grapponia' Vase

A blue / lilac Finnish neodymium glass 'Grapponia' decorative bottle vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1724, designed by Nanny Still, labelled.

Riihimaki #1729 Riihimaen Blue Glass Erkkitapio Siiroinen Decorative Bottle

A blue Finnish glass 'Paukkurauta' decorative bottle vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1729, designed by Erkkitapio Siiroinen.

Riihimaki 'Veturipullo' Riihimaen Siiroinen Brown Glass Bottle

A brown Finnish glass 'Veturipullo' (locomotive bottle) decorative bottle vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Erkkitapio Siiroinen.

Riihimaki Large Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Red Glass Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, designer unknown.

Riihimaki Large Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Blue Glass Vase

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass hooped vase. Made by Riihimaki, designer unknown.

Riihimaki Large Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Green Glass Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass hooped vase. Made by Riihimaki, designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1150 Riihimaen Tamara Aladin Glass 'Pöytä' Sugar Bowl + Creamer

A smokey brown Finnish glass 'Pöytä' (table) sugar bowl and creamer set. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1150, labelled and boxed.

Riihimaki #1307 Riihimaen Glass Helena Tynell 'Palkki' Vase - Label

A clear Finnish glass 'Palkki' (bar) vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Helena Tynell, pattern number 1307, labelled.

Riihimaki #1310 Riihimaen Amber Glass Helena Tynell 'Emma' Vase

An amber and clear Finnish glass 'Emma' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Helena Tynell, pattern number 1310, labelled.

Riihimaki #1364 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Green Glass Vase - Marked

A turquoise green and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1364, marked. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1371 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Green Glass Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1371 (tall version). Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1371 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Blue Glass Vase

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1371 (short version). Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1374 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Turquoise Glass Vase

A turquoise and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1374 (tall version). Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1374 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Red Glass Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1374 (short version). Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1375 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Red Glass Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1375. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1376 Riihimaen Tamara Aladin Blue Glass Vase

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1376. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1377 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Green Glass Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1377. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1378 Riihimaen Tamara Aladin Green Glass Vase - Marked

A turquoise green and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1378, marked.

Riihimaki #1379 Riihimaen Purple Glass Vase - Marked

A purple and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Erkkitapio Siiroinen, pattern number 1379, labelled and marked.

Riihimaki #1388 Erkkitapio Siiroinen Blue Glass Pablo Vase

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass 'Pablo' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Erkkitapio Siiroinen, pattern number 1388.

Riihimaki #1404 Riihimaen Nanny Still Glass 'Pompadour' Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass hooped 'Pompadour' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Nanny Still, pattern number 1404.

Riihimaki #1405 Riihimaen Nanny Still Glass 'Pompadour' Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass hooped 'Pompadour' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Nanny Still, pattern number 1405.

Riihimaki #1441 Riihimaen Nanny Still Blue Glass 'Tiimalasi' Vase

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass hooped 'Tiimalasi' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1441.

Riihimaki #1442 Riihimaen Nanny Still Red Glass 'Tiimalasi' Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass hooped 'Tiimalasi' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1442.

Riihimaki #1462 Riihimaen Tamara Aladin Brown Glass Vase

A brown and clear Finnish cased textured glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1462, labelled and boxed.

Riihimaki #1472 Riihimaen Tamara Aladin Amber Glass Vase

An amber and clear Finnish cased glass hooped vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin Amber, pattern number 1472, labelled.

Riihimaki #1479 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Red Glass Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1479. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1481 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Amber Glass Vase

An amber and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1481. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1483 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Brown Glass Vase

A brown and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1483 (tall version). Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1483 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Red Glass Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1483 (short version). Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1495 Riihimaen Tamara Aladin Brown Glass 'Safari' Vase

A brown and clear Finnish cased textured glass 'Safari' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1495.

Riihimaki #1512 Riihimaen Red Glass 'Tulppaani' Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass 'Tulppaani' (tulip) vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1512.

Riihimaki #1513 Riihimaen Green Glass 'Tulppaani' Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass 'Tulppaani' (tulip) vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1513.

Riihimaki #1514 Riihimaen Green Glass 'Tulppaani' Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass 'Tulppaani' (tulip) vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1514.

Riihimaki #1516 Riihimaen Blue Glass 'Tulppaani' Vase

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass 'Tulppaani' (tulip) vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1516.

Riihimaki #1518 Riihimaen Green Glass 'Tuulikki' Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass 'Tuulikki' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1518.

Riihimaki #1519 Riihimaen Red Glass 'Tuulikki' Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass 'Tuulikki' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1519.

Riihimaki #1520 Riihimaen Red Glass 'Tuulikki' Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass 'Tuulikki' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1520.

Riihimaki #1562 Riihimaen Tamara Aladin Amber Glass Vase

An amber and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1562.

Riihimaki #1565 Riihimaen Aladin Green Glass 'Kielo' Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass 'Kielo' (lily of the valley) vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1565.

Riihimaki #1576 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Blue Glass Vase

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1576. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1581 Riihimaen Lasi Oy Brown Glass Vase

A brown and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, pattern number 1581. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki #1945 Riihimaen Nanny Still Glass 'Pompadour' Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass hooped 'Pompadour' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Nanny Still, pattern number 1945.

Riihimaki #1947 Riihimaen Orange Glass Nanny Still 'Candida' Vase

An orange Finnish textured glass 'Candida' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Nanny Still, pattern number 1947.

Riihimaki #1963 Riihimaen Red Glass 'Carmen' Candlestick / Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass hooped 'Carmen' vase / candle holder. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1963.

Riihimaki #1964 Riihimaen Blue Glass 'Carmen' Candlestick

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass hooped 'Carmen' vase / candle holder. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Tamara Aladin, pattern number 1964, labelled.

Riihimaki #1966 Erkkitapio Siiroinen Glass Kasperi Vase

A yellow Finnish uranium glass 'Kasperi' vase / candle holder. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Erkkitapio Siiroinen, pattern number 1966, signed and labelled.

Riihimaki #5065 Riihimaen Nanny Still Green Glass 'Grapponia' Tumbler

A green Finnish textured glass 'Grapponia' tumbler. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Nanny Still, pattern number 5065.

Riihimaki / Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Brown Glass Vase

A brown and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki / Riihimaen Lasi Oy Red Glass Vase - Labelled

A red and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki. Designer unknown. "Made in Finland" label.

Riihimaki 'Maaherra' Riihimaen Glass Helena Tynell Tumbler

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass 'Maaherra' (governor) tumbler. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Helena Tynell.

Riihimaki 'Pala' Riihimaen Helena Tynell Blue Glass Vase

A smokey blue Finnish textured glass 'Pala' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Helena Tynell, labelled.

Riihimaki 'Pala' Riihimaen Helena Tynell Clear Glass Vase - Label

A clear Finnish textured glass 'Pala' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Helena Tynell, labelled.

Riihimaki 'Pala' Riihimaen Helena Tynell Uranium Glass Vase

A yellow Finnish textured uranium glass 'Pala' vase. Made by Riihimaki, designed by Helena Tynell.

Riihimaki 'Piippu' Riihimaen Aimo Okkolin Glass Vase - Labelled

A green and clear Finnish cased glass 'Piippu' (chimney) vase (tall version). Made by Riihimaki, designed by Aimo Okkolin. Has "Made in Finland" export label.

Riihimaki 'Piippu' Riihimaen Aimo Okkolin Red Glass Vase

A red and clear Finnish cased glass 'Piippu' (chimney) vase (short version). Made by Riihimaki, designed by Aimo Okkolin.

Riihimaki / Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Amber Glass Vase - Label

An amber and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, labelled. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki / Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Blue Vintage Glass Vase

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki / Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Blue Glass Vase

A smokey blue and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki / Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Blue Glass Vase

A blue and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki / Riihimaen Lasi Oy Red Glass Vase - Labelled

A red and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki. Designer unknown. "Made in Finland" label.

Riihimaki / Riihimaen Lasi Oy Finnish Green Glass Vase

A green and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki. Designer unknown.

Riihimaki / Riihimaen Lasi Oy Turquoise Glass Vase - Labelled

A turquoise and clear Finnish cased glass vase. Made by Riihimaki, labelled. Designer unknown.


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References

For more information on Riihimaki glass, check out the following resources:

Books


Scandinavian Glass 1930-2000: Smoke and Ice | ISBN 978-0764316531


Scandinavian Glass 1930-2000: Fire and Sea | ISBN 978-0764324499


20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-1857322675

Websites

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