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Rare Gustavsberg Lisa Larson Karolin Plate

Rare Gustavsberg Lisa Larson Karolin Plate

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This plate is part of the "Carolyn" series designed by Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg in 1964. The Carolyn series is a series of tableware consisting of vases, soup plates, candle stands, etc., but this is the 20cm plate that was produced in the least quantity.

The Carolyn series was produced for about eight years starting in 1964, but production was eventually concentrated on vases. Carolyn series flower vases are still often available in the vintage market. However, for some reason I don't know, this plate was rarely mass-produced. It is quite rare to see it on the vintage market.

Normal back stamps are basically those with the Gustavsberg mark, but this is an original stamp exclusive to the series. The series name Carolyn and the name of the creator Lisa Larson are engraved. This piece was produced between 1970 and 1971, as it contains Gustavsberg's unropeed anchor mark from 1970 onwards. There are no markings (post marks) that are often seen on Scandinavian vintage tableware, so you can tell that this is a piece of high-quality work that was made separately from the production line that makes regular mass-market items.

The plate has a chic design based on blue and has a hand-painted geometric pattern. The entire piece is coated with a light blue glaze, and its compatibility with the dark blue is reminiscent of the texture of Japanese tableware, Imari ware.

■Detailed specifications

Manufacturer: Gustavsberg Series: Karolin Designer: Lisa Larson Year: 1964-1971 Condition: ★★★★☆ (4.5: Excellent condition)
When you look at the light, you can see slight cutlery marks and stacking marks that cannot be seen in the photo, but there are no cracks, breaks, or penetrations, and the item is in a condition similar to that of a dead stock item, keeping its appearance as it was when it was manufactured. This product is available in multiple quantities. You will receive an item in the same condition as the photo.


Diameter 19.5cm Height 2.5cm



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.

Check out our Gustavsberg collection here!

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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