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Rare Gustavsberg Linnea Pitcher

Rare Gustavsberg Linnea Pitcher

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It is a pitcher of the commemorative series called Linea produced by Gustavsberg, a long-established Swedish tableware manufacturer. There are plates and teacups in the linea series, but pitchers are pretty rare.

Linea is Carl von Linnaeus, the founder of botanical taxonomy from Sweden. He is the person who devised the binary nomenclature in which the names of plants are divided into the genus name and the species name in Latin.

This product was manufactured as a commemorative model in honor of Rinne, and is a gem that is rarely seen in Sweden. The shape of the pitcher follows the form devised by Stig Lindberg, called the LL model. Masterpieces such as Versa, Pinta, and Blohüssar are being developed in the same form as here.

A poem praising Rinne is written at the bottom of the back stamp.

Deep in the Swedish forests in the shadows of dark firs, where no other flowers grow, you can find this bashful plant. Many poets have sung the simple beauty of this little flower with its sweet almond scent that you can sense far and wide during the white Swedish summer nights. To honor "The King of Flowers" Carl von Linne(1707-1778), the herb was given its name Linnea.

You can find this shy flower deep in the Swedish forests, in the shadows of dark fir trees where no other flower grows. On the long bright summer nights of Sweden, many poets have sung the rustic beauty of small flowers that smell of sweet almonds in the distance. The herb was named Linnaeus in honor of Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778), the "King of Flowers".

What is drawn on the surface is Linnesou named after von Linnaeus. The beauty of the flowers quietly blooming in the forest is celebrated in the high season of early summer, which is close to the midnight sun, which is called Midsummer in Sweden.

■ Detailed specifications

Manufacturer: Gustavsberg Designer: Stig Lindberg Series name: Linnea Country of origin: Sweden Age: 1965-1970
The condition is close to dead stock. Threads and dents seen on the bottom are traces of support posts during manufacturing. The letters around the backstamp have not been worn, so they were stored without being used. There are pinholes around the handle caused by the manufacturing process, but it retains the original color and luster, and is in near top vintage condition.

■ size

Height 12cm Diameter 15.5cm Capacity 1200ml

Stig Lindberg

Stig Lindberg

Stig Lindberg (1916-1982)

Born in Umeå, the central city of northern Sweden. Originally from Stockholm's art school Konstfack ( Learn painting at Konstfack. He joined Gustavsberg in 1937 and gradually rose to prominence under the tutelage of his mentor, Wilhelm Koge. Twelve years later, in 1949, he succeeded Koge as the company's art director in charge of design.

Since then, Lindberg has released numerous works as a standard bearer of Swedish modernism in the mid-20th century. During Lindberg's time, the Gustavsberg workshop was at its peak, and its works from that time are recognized as works from the golden period known as ``mid-century,'' and are highly valued. Lindberg's studio is called G-Studion, where young designers are demonstrating their skills and producing famous artists such as Lisa Larson.

Click here for a list of Stig Lindberg's works.

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