Gustavsberg Dart coffee cup and saucer
Gustavsberg Dart coffee cup and saucer
This is a coffee cup from the Dart series by Gustavsberg, a traditional Swedish pottery manufacturer. There is also a tea cup in the same series, but this one is a slightly smaller coffee cup size.
Dart is a rare stoneware among Gustavsberg products ( Stoneware) . Stoneware has characteristics of both pottery and porcelain, and is positioned somewhere between the two.
The pottery is porous and thick, making it a heavy piece of pottery with the soil at its base sometimes exposed. On the other hand, porcelain is a thin, light and lustrous vessel that is fully glazed and fired at high temperatures. Stoneware is made from ceramic materials but fired at the same temperature as porcelain, 1200℃. The entire surface is coated with glaze, and the wall thickness makes it extremely durable.
The Dart's thick body is surrounded by hand-painted light blue lines, giving a lightness to the rugged and heavy texture of stoneware. This series was produced until 1987, after Stig Lindberg's death, and is a work of his later years. Personally, I find it easy to use and sturdy even when handled a little roughly, making it the owner's favorite item. Please also take a look at the Dart plate that is also on sale.
Designer: Stig Lindberg
Series name: Dart
Country of origin: Sweden
Condition: ★★★★☆ (4: Good condition)
This product is available in multiple quantities. Both the cup and saucer show no signs of use, and are in excellent condition, with no cracks, chips, or penetrations, preserving the original appearance. On the edge of the back, there are traces of the struts from manufacturing.
Cup diameter 7.5cm height 6cm saucer diameter 12.8cm
Gustavsberg is a long-established Swedish pottery manufacturer founded in 1825. For more information on the history of the company , please see this article♪ The company produced bathtubs and other housing equipment, but from the late 19th century onward, they focused on producing artistic ceramics, and their name became widely known. I did. Known for its simple and beautiful designs with motifs of nature and folklore, it is a manufacturer that led Scandinavian design in the 20th century.
It produced many outstanding artists such as Lisa Larsson and Stig Lindberg, and was a central figure in the ``Mid-Century'' art movement of the mid-20th century in Northern Europe. Even today, it is highly praised for its high artistry, technical ability, and unique design that evokes the Nordic climate.
Stig Lindberg (1916-1982)
Born in Umeå, the central city of northern Sweden. Hajime Stockholm Art University Konstfack ( Konstfack) to learn painting. In 1937, he joined the Gustavsberg company, where he gradually distinguished himself under the tutelage of his teacher, Wilhelm Koge. Twelve years later, in 1949, he succeeded Koge as an art director in charge of the design of the company.
Since then, Lindberg has released numerous works as a standard-bearer of Swedish modernism in the middle of the 20th century. The Gustavsberg workshop reached its peak in the era when Lindberg was active, and the works of that time are recognized as the work of the golden age called "mid-century" and have high value. Lindberg's workshop is called G-Studion (G Studio), and young designers are showing great skill, producing prominent artists such as Lisa Larson.
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