Presenting this work of art, of Scandinavian Mid Century design in earthenware by ceramist Johannes Hedegaard.
The relief is part of a series designed by Hedegaard where the composite raw earthenware, glazed or unglazed, would be contrasted by the brightly coloured and patterned gloss glaze.
This particular piece is of unglazed earthenware, the figure is subtly rich in details such as strands of hair and facial feature shadows. The patterned gloss glaze decor is a rich blend of auburn and pale blue, delineated with a scalloped Cobalt blue bands.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Johannes Hedegaard (b. 1915 - d. 1999) was a Danish ceramist and sculptor. He was trained as sculptor at the Royal Copenhagen Factory and the Academy of fine art in Copenhagen 1930-1935. Assigned with Royal Copenhagen from 1948-1966. His work is exhibited at the Lunds Museum, Sweden; Chicago, USA and several Danish Museums.
Aluminia was a Danish factory of faience or earthenware pottery, established in Copenhagen in 1863. In 1882, the owners of Aluminia purchased the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory. The factories were operated independently under their respective trade names until 1969, when the use of the Aluminia name was ended.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks or scratches or crazing in the glaze as might be expected from a piece of this age. The back of the ceramic has the appropriate openings for fixing to the wall. There is also the Royal Copenhagen Aluminia 'BA, Denmark' mark, Hedegaard's signature and the numbering of '160/2798' pieces.
c. 12.8" / 32.5 cm tall (from base to rim) x 10" / 25.5 cm in width.
Unpackaged weight: 1.6 kg / 1,638 g
Ceramic will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.