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Rare Gustavsberg Prunus Teapot

Rare Gustavsberg Prunus Teapot

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This is a vintage teapot from the Prunus series from the famous Swedish kiln Gustavsberg. The Prunus series has reprinted egg cups and coffee cups, but this teapot has no reprinted version and is only available as a vintage teapot. The basic form is the same as the famous Bertha series teapot . However, Prunus teapots were rarely produced, and they are rare and extremely rare even in their home country of Sweden.

The Prunus series is based on the LL model designed in the middle of the 20th century, known as the mid-century. This is the name of the original type of plain pottery, and each series, such as Prunus and Versa, was created by changing the type of transfer paper that was pressed onto the surface.

The series name, Prunus, means plum ("plum" in Japanese), and the plum with its blue fruit is depicted in a circle. The main difference between the vintage and reprint editions is that the vintage backstamp has a bright blue plum. The backstamp of the reprint edition is an anchor mark.

■Detailed specifications

Manufacturer: Gustavsberg
Designer: Stig Lindberg
Series: Prunus

Year: 1962-1974
Country of origin: Sweden
Condition: ★★★☆☆ (3.5: good quality)
Minor paint loss and cutlery marks can be seen on the sides. On the bottom, there is one air bubble (a pinhole-shaped part of the glaze that popped) during manufacturing, and there is some roughness in the glaze. The bubbles are cooked through to the inside, so they are caused by the manufacturing process rather than being used. Also, the dents visible on the bottom are the remains of the supports during manufacturing. Overall it is in good condition with little signs of use. The handle is movable and the metal part can be bent left and right.


Width 17cm (including spout) Height 11cm (17cm including handle) Capacity approximately 800ml



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!

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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