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Lisa Larson Turn of the Century Series Statue of Gustav

Lisa Larson Turn of the Century Series Statue of Gustav

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This is a ceramic statue from the "Turn of the Century" series designed by Lisa Larson in 1975 for Gustavsberg. This work expresses how the appearance of people changed before and after the 20th century by entrusting the clothing of the children to it. This statue of Gustav depicts a sailor seen in Sweden in the 20th century.

The Turn of the Century series included ceramic statues of three siblings, Anna Julia Oscar and Victoria Sigrid Gustav.

At the time this work was created, Lisa Larson was actively researching materials for ceramic statues, and this Anna Julia Oscar was created using a traditional stoneware method. become another pair The brother and sister statues of Viktoria Sigrid Gustav are made using a new manufacturing method called chamotte, which gives them a more exposed clay feel while also ensuring high durability. At the same time as clothing, technical boundaries were also used in the 19th and 20th centuries.

■Detailed specifications

Manufacturer: Gustavsberg Designer: Lisa Larson Series name: Sekelskifte / Turn of the Century
Title: Gustav Year: 1975-1985 Country of production: Sweden
Condition: For some reason
There is a lack of glaze and a dent in one corner of the hat due to the manufacturing process. This item is not damaged due to use and has passed the inspection system at the time and was shipped as is. Other than that, it is in excellent condition with no notable damage.


Height 11.5cm Width 6cm

Lisa Larson

lisa larson

Lisa Larson (1931-2024)

A world-renowned ceramic artist representing Sweden. Born in the village of Härlunda, in the Älmhult district of Kronoberg county in the Småland region of southern Sweden.

When she was young, she aspired to be a clothing designer, but after enrolling at Gothenburg University of the Arts, she studied ceramics. One day, he was discovered by Stig Lindberg at a competition, and after a one-year trial period, he officially joined Gustavsberg as a designer. Shortly after, in 1955, he announced the Lilla zoo series, and in 1964 he devised the Afrika series, famous for its lion statues.

In addition to Gustavsberg, Lisa Larsson has also provided designs for Höganäs, domestic retail giant Åhléns, and German pottery manufacturer Rosenthal. After leaving Gustavsberg in 1979, he was active in various fields while continuing his creative activities freely, taking the position of a freelance artist under a voluntary contract with a company rather than an exclusive contract. In 1979 and 1981, he held solo exhibitions at the Seibu Department Store in Tokyo, and his solo exhibition in 1981 is said to have attracted 70,000 visitors.

Click here for a list of Lisa Larson's works♪



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.

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