Marimekko/Iittala KIVI Used And Unused Votives For Sale
General knowledge of Kivi votives
Kivi (meaning “stone” in Finnish) are small jewels of light designed by Heikki Orvola in 1988. The votives enrich the flame’s glow and multiplies it. Iittala’s glass experts create Kivi using solid colour for the glass mass instead of merely colouring the glass from the surface which makes
the colour especially rich. Kivi is available in several different colors – at the moment 47 - each with their own special Iittala glass recipe.
Most of my Kivi candle holders are normal, little size. In the years 2002-2014 there were produced also large, 80mm high Kivi votives. They are more rare, and also more valuable.
I have marked every Kivi with my own numbers to identify them from each other. General measurements for Kivi votives in order normal/large:
Height 60 / 80 mm
Diameter 65 / 85 mm
Hole diameter 44 / 65 mm
Volume 8 / 20 cl
Weight 280-330 / 580 g (weights vary depending on the bottom thickness).
After that long list more knowledge to read.
List Of My Kivi Votives For Sale
Aqua Blue 11, SOLD OUT!
Blue/Cobalt Blue 17 and 18, prices 18-25 euros
Blue/Cobalt Blue 30, price 22 euros
Blue/Cobalt Blue 206, price 20 euros
Blue/Cobalt Blue 97, price 22 euros
Blueberry Blue 20, price 20 euros
Blueberry Blue 205, price 22 euros
Brown 99, price 27 euros
Grey 24 and 25, prices 19 euros
Grey 207, price 20 euros
Grey 83 and 84, prices 18-20 euros
Green 21 and 22, price 17 euros
Green 27, price 18 euros
Green 94, price 17 euros
Lemon 78, price 26 euros
Light Blue 12,13,14,15 and 16, prices 15-22 euros
Light Blue 31, price 20 euros
Light Blue 32 and 34, prices 20-22 euros
Light Blue 95, price 25 euros
Light Green 210, 211 and 212, prices 20 euros
Lime 79, SOLD OUT!
Lime 93, price 20 euros
Mixed Blue 98, price 14 euros
Mixed Blue 213, price 12 euros
Mixed Green 202, price 20 euros
Moss Green 19, SOLD OUT!
Moss green 28, price 20 euros
Olive 100 and 101, price 65 euros
Rain 26, price 20 euros
Sand 1, price 19 euros
Sand 29, price 19 euros
Sand 204, price 19 euros
Sand 86, 87 and 88, prices 16-19 euros
Sand 214, price 20 euros
Sevilla Orange 23, price 31 euros
Sevilla Orange 82, price 30 euros
Ultramarine, Finland 100th Anniversary 4, price 18 euros
Ultramarine, Finland 100th Anniversary 203, price 20 euros
Water Green 35 and 36, prices 13 euros
Water Green 96, price 18 euros
USED KIVI VOTIVES 80mm:
Grey 90, price 47 euros
Light Blue 91, price 45 euros
Sand Large 85, price 30 euros
Sand Large 208, price 32 euros
Sea Blue 89, price 45 euros
UNUSED 60mm KIVI VOTIVES IN ORIGINAL PACKAGES:
Apple Green 39 and 48, prices 19 euros
Clear 37, price 18 euros
Granberry # 52 and 53, prices 35 euros
Emerald 42 and 43, prices 19 euros
Lavender 44, price 35 euros
Lemon 46, price 35 euros
Pale Pink 47, price 35 euros
Salmon Pink 45, price 35 euros
Sand 38, price 20 euros
Sea Blue 51, price 20 euros
Turquoise 41 and 50, prices 25 euros
Water Green 40 and 49, prices 19 euros
Some History And More Knowledge
So first Kivi votives were published in 1988. They were made by traditional Finnish Iittala glass works cooperating with Marimekko concern.
I suppose the reason was that Marimekko brand was well known around the world. Actually the same cooperating is seen on Mariskooli bowls; even the used colours on Kivi and Mariskooli items are the same (and called with the same names).
So there appear marks of two brands on Kivi votives: the Iittala strip and Marimekko name molded on the bottom.
They started to use mold numbers on the bottoms in the years 2003-2004. If the mold number doesn't appear, the Kivi is made before the year 2003.
That red Iittala strip tells us about the item`s age too: in the year 2001 that text changed from white to black.
There are 47 different colors published until January 2018. They are not always easy to identify from each other. And there is one more problem in addition: so called “väliväri” meaning colors in between. They are not official colors.
Kivi votives with these väliväri colors are made, when they change the glass mass from one color to another during the manufacturing procedure. Usually those colors are for sale as second quality. But actually they can be even more valuable than normal colors, because they are more rare. Iittala strips are not used on "mixed colored" Kivi votives to my knowledge.
Iittala glass works started in 1881. First they made mundane glass dishes for every home. In the 1930s Iittala started to produce designed glass more and more. Aino and Alvar Aalto were the first famous designers working for Iittala-Karhula. Since 1950s designers like Kaj Franck, Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpaneva and Oiva Toikka have made Iittala known as a first glas designed glass producer.