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Lisa Larson Zoo (Menageri) Hippopotamus (Flodhäst) Figurine

Lisa Larson Zoo (Menageri) Hippopotamus (Flodhäst) Figurine

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Rhino ceramic statue from the Zoo series designed by Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg in 1966. The series name, Menagerie, is a show hut that displays imported animals. In the same series, hippopotamus, camel, cat, ghost mouse and rhino were designed. All of them are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and the motif is a rare animal with a limited habitat.

This is a rare hippopotamus figurine in the series. If you look closely, the mouth is expressed as if you are smiling with the corners of your mouth raised. The entire surface is glazed, and the size of the mouth and the plump buttocks are cute. At the time this work was created, Lisa Larson was diligently researching materials for ceramic statues, and was made using a new manufacturing method called chamotte, which has a more bare earth feel while ensuring high durability. . You can feel the texture of chamotte pottery in the texture of your feet.

■ Detailed specifications
Manufacturer: Gustavsberg / Gustavsberg
Designer: Lisa Larson
Series name: Menageri / Zoo
Title: Flodhäst / Hippopotamus
Years: 1966-1976
Country of Origin: Sweden
Condition: ★★★★★ (5: Complete)
It is in perfect condition with no cracks or cracks and the appearance at the time of production. The original seal on the left front leg has come off over time. The holes on the soles serve as air holes for firing. A hippopotamus figurine always has such a hole somewhere on the sole.

■ size
Height 8cm Width 10.5cm Depth 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♪

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