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Gustavsberg Dart teacup and saucer

Gustavsberg Dart teacup and saucer

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■ Product Description Tea cups from the Dirt series by Gustavsberg, a traditional Swedish pottery maker. There is also a coffee cup in the same series, but this one is a slightly larger teacup size.

Dirt is a rare stoneware among Gustavsberg products ( stoneware) . Stoneware has the characteristics of both pottery and porcelain, and is positioned between the two.

Pottery is porous and thick, and heavy pottery that sometimes exposes the soil underneath. Porcelain, on the other hand, is a thin, light, glossy vessel that is glazed over the entire surface and fired at high temperatures. Stoneware uses pottery materials and is fired at a temperature of 1200°C, the same as porcelain. The entire surface is glazed, and the thick wall makes it extremely durable.

The dart has a thick body surrounded by hand-painted light blue lines, giving lightness to the rugged and heavy texture of stoneware. This series was manufactured until 1987 after the death of Stig Lindberg, and is his later work. Personally, it's easy to use, and it's a sturdy vessel that can be handled somewhat roughly, and it's the shopkeeper's recommendation. Please also have a look at the Dart plate that is on sale at the same time.

■ Details
Manufacturer: Gustavsberg / Gustavsberg
Designer: Stig Lindberg
Series name: Dart
Country of Origin: Sweden
Age: 1977-1987
Condition: ★★★★☆ (4.5: Excellent)
Although it is not reflected in the photograph, there is a very thin penetration on the handle. Intrusions are cracks that occur on the glaze surface when cooled in the kiln during the manufacturing process. It has passed the manufacturer's inspection and there is no problem in use. There is also a dent on the edge near the handle. Since the glaze is on top, this is also caused by the manufacturing process. The main body itself is a very beautiful product with no trace of being used.

■Size: Width 12.5cm (including handle) Height 6.5cm Saucer diameter 15cm

About Stig Lindberg

Stig Lindberg (1916-1982)

Lindberg was born in Umeå, a central city in northern Sweden. Art University Konstfack in Stockholm ( Konstfack) to learn painting. In 1937, he joined Gustavsberg and studied under his teacher, Wilhelm Koge, and 12 years later, in 1949, he succeeded Koge as the company's art director. 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 heyday in the era when Lindberg was active, and even now the works of that time are recognized as the golden age called "mid-century" and have high value. Lindberg's studio was called G-Studion, and young painters were showing great skill. Lindberg retired in 1980 and opened a workshop in Italy where he retired, but died there two years later.

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Product photos are close-ups so that you can see the condition well. Therefore, the actual product may appear smaller. The wooden spoon is for size comparison, not an accessory, and is 13 cm long.





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