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Rare vintage edition Gustavsberg Eva coffee cup and saucer

Rare vintage edition Gustavsberg Eva coffee cup and saucer

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Eva vintage coffee cup and saucer from the famous Swedish kiln Gustavsberg. Many reprints of the Eva series have been produced, but this vintage Eva is said to be a phantom work that was rarely produced.

Eva is a red colored version of the "Adam series" with dark blue dots. Calling the paired design Eva (Eve) may have been positioned as a playful = prototype. The vast majority of vintage Evas have black spots, sagging, or misalignment of the transfer paper, and it is thought that such elaborate inspections were not carried out. I can only find backstamps stamped only on the saucer. Prototypes were produced for the above reasons, but it is believed that they were not mass-produced.

While the Adam series was produced from 1959 to 1974, the production year of the vintage Eva is unknown. However, the Gustavsberg logo engraved on the saucer is the "logo with rope" that was used until around 1970. Therefore, it is thought that Eva was produced only for a short period of time in the 1960s. (For more information on the logo, see this blog post → History of the Gustavsberg logo. )

Designed by the company's legendary designer, Stig Lindberg. A series of tableware series such as plates, creamers, and sugar bowls were made for Adam with polka dots, but there was no development as a tableware series for vintage Eva, and only this one item was produced.

■ Detailed specifications

Manufacturer: Gustavsberg / Gustavsberg Designer: Stig Lindberg / Stig Lindberg
Series name: Eva / Eva Age: 1960s (estimated)
Country of Origin: Sweden Condition: ★★★☆☆ (3.5: good product)
If you look through the light at the bottom of the handle, you can see the streaky penetration on the side. Penetration is a crack that runs through the glaze surface during firing in the manufacturing process, and is not a scratch or damage to the main body itself. It has passed the manufacturer's inspection. When the light shines through the surface of the saucer, you can see thin cutlery marks on the base. On the back of the saucer you can see the traces of the props from the time of manufacture.

■ size

Cup width 9cm (including handle) Height 5.2cm Saucer diameter 12.2cm

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Stig Lindberg

Stig Lindberg (1916-1982)

Born in Umeå, the central city of northern Sweden. Hajime Stockholm Art University Konstfack ( Konstfack) to learn painting. In 1937, he joined the Gustavsberg company, where he gradually distinguished himself under the tutelage of his teacher, Wilhelm Koge. Twelve years later, in 1949, he succeeded Koge as an art director in charge of the design of the company.

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 peak in the era when Lindberg was active, and the works of that time are recognized as the work of the golden age called "mid-century" and have high value. Lindberg's workshop is called G-Studion (G Studio), and young designers are showing great skill, producing prominent artists such as Lisa Larson.

Click here for a list of works by Stig Lindberg

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