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Gustavsberg Lisa Larson Josephine Cup and Saucer

Gustavsberg Lisa Larson Josephine Cup and Saucer

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This is a coffee cup from the famous Gustavsberg kiln, designed by Lisa Larsson, a world-renowned ceramic artist representing Sweden. This is a cute item with a plump form that resembles a raccoon dog. Lisa Larson's pottery includes many ceramic plates and objects with human and animal figures as motifs, but Josephine is a rare cup that bears Lisa Larson's name.

There are only two types of tea utensils designed by Lisa Larson at Gustavsberg: Josephine and Matilda. Both have the same form, but the glaze color and decorative pattern are different. Josephine has a wheel-shaped pattern drawn on the side, and the light blue glaze gives it a cool texture. Josephine seems to have not been produced in large numbers, making it relatively rare.

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Manufacturer: Gustavsberg Designer: Lisa Larson Series name: Josefine Year: 1960-1971 Country of origin: Sweden Condition:
★★★★☆ (4: Good condition) There are slight scratches on the saucer as shown in the 3-piece stock photo. Both the cup and saucer are in beautiful original condition with no cracks, chips, or penetration.

★★★★☆ (4.5: Very good condition) 3 items in stock
When you look at the light through the saucer's elevated holder, you can see very slight preservation scratches, but both the cup and saucer are in very good, dead stock condition with no cracks, chips, or penetrations.


Diameter 8cm Height 7.5cm Saucer diameter 16cm

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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