Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare

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Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare
Bjorn Wiinblad Ceramic Duo of 1984 Bjorn Wiinblad, 4 Seasons: Spring and Autumn Figures in Green and Pink | Danish, Rare

This elegantly whimsical duo of hand-painted and sculpted ceramic art is by celebrated Danish illustrator and glass, silver, ceramics designer Bjorn Wiinblad (b. 1918 - d. 2006). Wiinblad often designed for a number of big names as well as the pottery studios he owned, such as Vaerksted, Nymolle, and Det Blaa Hus. These studio works were crafted at his own Vaerksted [Workshop] studio, which Wiinblad established in 1952 in Copenhagen. Vaerksted pieces by Wiinblad show his painting skills at their best – conveying an emotion or feeling with just a few brushstrokes or marks.

Those familiar with Wiinblads illustrative work will be familiar with the exquisite level of detail his imagination goes to. This richness of detail is brought to life across many elements of this sculpture; such as the individually shaped, stylised decor resting in the figure's hat and the careful attention in the intricate hand-painted patterns decorating the piece and attention given even when illustrating eyelashes.

CONDITION
Superb.
- Forår/Spring/M20 Figure: There are 2 negligible chips to the birds at the base of the dress which do not affect the overall display quality.
- Efterår/Fall/Autumn/M22 Figure: There is 1 negligible flake on the nose and minor repair behind the flower under the chin which do not affect the overall display quality.

Please refer to photographs as they form part of the condition report. The underside of each piece bears Wiinblad's 'BW' monogram, the model numbers of 'M20' and 'M22', dated with '84' and finally, denoted with 'Forår' and 'Efterår'.

MEASUREMENTS
- Forår M20 Height: c. 13.8" / 35 cm tall (from base to tallest point, including hat) x c. 3.7" / 9.5 cm diameter (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 3.2" / 8.2 cm (from front to back).
- Efterår M22 Height: c. 12.6" / 32 cm tall (from base to tallest point, including hat) x c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm diameter (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 3.3" / 8.3 cm (from front to back).
- Unpackaged weight [Pair]: c. 1.3 kg / 1,335 g

NOTES
Sculptures will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.

A BIT OF HISTORY
Born in 1918 in Copenhagen, Bjorn Wiinblad began his training and path to success in 1935. Wiinblad sought the path to his first passion of art and enrolled in graphic school at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, debuting in 1945 with an extensive exhibition in Palægade, Copenhagen. He met and became firm friends Jacob E. Bang around this time, who engaged him to work for Nymølle Pottery.

From the beginnings at Nymolle, Wiinblad received multiple commissions, from designing textile and embroidery patterns to drawing posters, book and magazine illustrations. Wiinblad drew for the United Nations in Paris and designed costumes and stages for several theatrical performances. His fame grew in Denmark but soon would extend to Norway and Sweden and in 1950 his ceramics were exhibited at Bonnier's in New York, which specialised in Scandinavian design.

Wiinblad's recognition and acclaim would continue to grow, bringing him a silver medal at the first international ceramics festival in 1955 in Cannes, France and appointment as artistic director for Rosenthal in 1960. During the 1960s, Wiinblad would become owner to a number of ceramic studios including Vaerksted, Nymolle and Det Blaa Hus. He would make Det Blaa Hus his workshop and home until his death in 2006.

Wiinblad's successes did not stop in the Sixties, his continued achievements and international success were extensively documented and celebrated on the dedicated website: https://www.bjornwiinblad-denmark.dk/om-bjoern-wiinblad


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