Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016     Views: 29

Karhula Glassworks is a Finnish company that was founded in 1889. Its main products over the years were bottles and household glass. Karhula glassworks (which merged with another famous Finnish company, Iittala) won numerous awards for its pressed glass designs in the 1930s and 1940s. Karhula focused mainly on pressed glass, while Iittala focused mainly on art glass. Karhula is now owned by an American Company, Owens-Illinois (since 1995).

We have several Karhula-Iittala trade and sales catalogs. It is possible you might find your plate pictured in one of these catalogs. Unfortunately, due to the volume of reference questions we receive, we are unable to look through catalogs to search for items. However, most of these are available through interlibrary loan at your local library on microfiche. We loan microfiche to other libraries free of charge (although be aware that your library may assess a charge for this service.) Your library can contact us through OCLC or they may mail an Interlibrary Loan form to us. You may request up to five items at a time. I'm attaching a list of our Karhual trade catalogs. If you'd like to borrow any of these, please contact your local library and ask for interlibrary loan.

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