Presenting an elegant and charming work of Art Deco design.
The gentle exaggeration in the stylised curves of this horse is the work of recognised Swedish ceramist and sculptor, Maggie Wibom and created during her year where she was a guest designer at Gefle Ceramics.
The semi- matte, opaque glaze has been applied fluidly, with its varying density revealing hints of the stoneware ceramic beneath.
This piece was created during the Art Deco's transition to a sleeker form of the style, called Streamline Moderne, which featured curving forms and smooth, polished surfaces.
Excellent, no chips or cracks. Light use and age wear that is commensurable with age of piece. Base bears stamp discerned as Wibom's.
c. 5.9" / 15 cm tall (from base to rim) x 8.3" / 21 cm in length.
Unpackaged weight: 0.7 kg / 722 g
Figure will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Jonny Margareta (Maggie) Wibom (b.1899 - d.1961) was a Swedish ceramist and sculptor. Wibom studied at the Higher Art Industrial School until 1924 and was employed at Boberg's Fajansfabriek in Gävle in 1925. She designed bowls, dishes and pots often with motives in relief. In 1933-1934 she was a guest designer for Gefle Porslinsfabrik with figures and animals in stoneware. In 1936 she started at St. Eriks Lervarufabriker in Uppsala. In 1938, she started her own workshop, Stockholm's Ceramics in Stockholm, which she ran until 1950.
Her work was often composed in ceramic and she created decor such as glazed ceramic tiles with figurative compositions.
In her lifetime, she exhibited her works in a number of art galleries and museums both in Sweden and internationally. Her public works include ceramic decorations for the People's House in Gävle, a wall fountain at the cinema Aveny in Stockholm, and ceramic reliefs and wall tiles for Staffan's church in Gävle.
Other examples of Wibom's work is represented in multiple museums in Sweden such as the National Museum of Stockholm, Gävleborg County Museum, Uppland Museum as well as abroad in Trondheim Museum, Norway and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.