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Gustavsberg faience pitcher

Gustavsberg faience pitcher

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A faience-fired pitcher from the famous Gustavsberg kiln in Sweden. It is the work of Stig Lindberg, the representative designer of the company, and was manufactured in the mid-century (1950s), which is said to be the golden age of Nordic tableware. Faience ware is a pottery made of red clay that is dried and then immersed in a white glaze called tin glaze. It is a method devised in ancient Egypt and is the oldest method of making pottery using glaze in the world.

I think the blue flower pattern is an iris flower. Willow leaves and lilies of the valley are carefully drawn next to it, expressing the scenery of wild grasses blooming in the meadow.

On the back of the plate there is a "G" hand sign indicating that it was produced at Gustavsberg's studio (G-Studion). "F 98" is the notation of the model (type of painting), and the trefoil mark, which is the hand signature of the painter, is drawn on the right end. Gustavsberg has had about 40 decorators over the years.

The faience pottery produced in Gustavsberg's G workshop is now an antique with antique value. Due to the characteristics of faience ware, it is more fragile than ordinary pottery, and it is rare for it to remain complete. There is still a video that conveys the production scenery at that time. The man wearing round glasses is designer Stig Lindberg. This work is also produced in this workshop and remains to this day.

Details Manufacturer: Gustavsberg / Gustavsberg Form Design: Stig Lindberg / Stig Lindberg Pattern Design: Anita Roi Year: 1950s Country of Origin: Sweden Condition: ★★★★★ (5: Complete)
Mint condition with no history of use. It is in a very beautiful condition that retains the appearance of when it was manufactured. The lid is original, but there is a few millimeters of play between the mouth and the body.

■ Size: Width 15cm (including handle) Height 18cm

Stig Lindberg (1916-1982)

Born in Umeå, a city in northern Sweden. After studying painting at Konstfack, the capital Stockholm, he joined Gustavsberg in 1937. Twelve 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 company in the era when Lindberg was active reached its heyday, and even now the works of that time are recognized as the work of the golden age called "mid-century" and have high value. Gustavsberg had an in-house atelier called G-Studion, separate from the mass-produced line, where young artists such as Lisa Larson worked to create one-of-a-kind art pieces. Lindberg has also produced many atelier works by exercising his skills with young artists. Lindberg retired from the front line in 1980 and opened a workshop in Italy where he retired, but died two years later.

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