1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle

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1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle
1950s - 60s Höganäs Keramik, John Andersson, Set of 5 Miniature Ceramic Vases and Mortar & Pestle

THE ITEM

This exquisite set of Swedish Modern miniature ceramics are of four hand thrown works by John Andersson (b. 1899 - d. 1969) of Höganäs Keramik and one Swedish studio pottery piece. 

Each of these works have been masterfully hand thrown and decorated with careful attention as if the piece is full size. The expert skill used to create these pieces is evident in both the gently exaggerated and thin necks of the vases as well as the variation of glaze decor styles. Creativity and artistry in glaze technique is evident in each piece, from the striated sand on chocolate glaze of the taller, solifleur form vase to the dappled golden yellow on stone glaze of the baluster form vase. 

A BIT OF HISTORY

John Andersson (b. 1899 to d. 1969)

Andersson is one of the well-known representatives for illustrious Swedish ceramic design in the 20th century. One of the leading designers and artistic director for the Höganäs Keramik factory in the 1940s to the 1960s, Andersson is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design, The Cultural History Museum in Lund and the Röhsska Konstslöjd Museum in Gothenburg. 

Andersson & Johansson (AJ Höganäs Keramik) 1909 -

The ceramic company AJ (Andersson & Johansson) Keramik was founded in 1909 by Johannes Olofsson and Sigfrid Johansson. The company would later become known as Höganäs Keramik, whose rustic and modern household wares would assume a self-evident place in Swedish design history. Well-known ceramists at AJ /  Höganäs have included John Andersson, Anne Nilsson, Rolf Palm and Lisa Larrson. 

 

CONDITION

Excellent. No chips, cracks or scratches to any of the pieces - please refer to photos as part of condition report. The underside of each piece is marked as follows:

Vase 1 (Sand / Brown): The underside of the base is marked with John Andersson's inscription of 'AJ Höganäs" of the 'AJ' crossing the 'H' 

Vase 2 (Yellow / Stone): The underside of the base is marked with John Andersson's initials of 'JA' and his inscription of 'AJ Höganäs" of the 'AJ' crossing the 'H' 

Vase 3 (Glacial Green / Stone): The underside of the base is marked with John Andersson's inscription of 'AJ Höganäs" of the 'AJ' crossing the 'H' 

Vase 4 (Tan / Dark Brown): The underside of the base is marked with John Andersson's initials of 'JA' and his inscription of 'AJ Höganäs" of the 'AJ' crossing the 'H' 

Mortar and pestle (Red / Blue): The underside of the base is marked 'AJ' and retains original 'HAND-DREJAT' ('hand stoneware') label. 

MEASUREMENTS

From tallest:

Vase 1 (Sand / Brown): c. 3.1" / 8 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 0.8" / 2.1 cm in width (across body's widest point). Base diameter: c. 0.5" / 1.2 cm

Vase 2 (Yellow / Stone): c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 0.9" / 2.2 cm in width (across body's widest point). Base diameter: c. 0.6" / 1.4 cm

Vase 3 (Glacial Green / Stone): c. 2.1" / 5.4 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 0.8" / 2 cm in width (across body's widest point). Base diameter: c. 0.5" / 1.2 cm

Vase 4 (Tan / Dark Brown): c. 1.8" / 4.5 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 0.8" / 2.1 cm in width (across body's widest point). Base diameter: c. 0.5" / 1.2 cm

Mortar and pestle (Red / Blue): c. 1.2" / 3 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 0.9" / 2.4 cm in width (across body's widest point). Base diameter: c. 0.5" / 1.2 cm

Unpackaged weight [Full set] c. 0.1 kg / 63 g

NOTES

Ceramics set will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.