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Rare Gustavsberg Prunus Chocolate Cup

Rare Gustavsberg Prunus Chocolate Cup

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It is a vintage chocolate cup from the Prunus series of the famous Swedish kiln Gustavsberg. The Prunus series cups were produced in two types: cone-shaped coffee cups and tea cups. Generally, it was only sold in those two sizes, but as a trial, a large chocolate cup with a square shape was also produced. This chocolate cup is said to be a phantom work that was hardly manufactured.

The series name Prunus means plum in Japanese. A type of plum with a circular blue fruit is drawn. The Prunus series still sells reprinted cups and plates, but the difference from the current product is that the vintage backstamp features a large plum. The back stamp of the reprinted version is the anchor mark, which is the company's emblem, and the vintage charm is in the plum mark on the back.

As for Prunus chocolate cups, many of them have cracks, splits or intrusions in the cups. The chocolate cups were probably never mass-produced because the manufacturing process was prone to cracks and intrusions. This cup also has dents and dirt intrusion on the rim. The main body itself has no paint loss and has almost no history of use.

Prunus was produced for 12 years from 1962 to 1974. This chocolate cup was made after 1970 because it is engraved with the Gustavsberg logo, which was renewed in 1970.

For more information, please see the blog post → "Gustavsberg's Prunus Chocolate Cup"

■ Detailed specifications

Manufacturer: Gustavsberg / Gustavsberg Form Design: Stig Lindberg Series Name: Prunus Year: 1970s Country of Origin: Sweden Condition: ★★★☆☆ (3.5: Good)
Good condition with no paint loss. The tea stains seen on the rim of the cup are the transparency of the pottery clay underneath. The back edge of the saucer has a dent that is not glazed, but this is due to the manufacturing process. In addition, you can see the transfer of burnt color at the time of manufacturing on the base of the cup. Among Prunus chocolate cups, it is in good condition.

■ size

Cup diameter 10.2cm Height 6.6cm Width 13.2cm (including handle) Saucer diameter 18.5cm

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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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Product photos are close-ups so that you can see the condition well. Therefore, the actual product may appear smaller. The wooden spoon is for size comparison, not an accessory, and is 13 cm long.

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