This exquisitely illustrated work of ceramic art is by celebrated Danish illustrator and glass, silver, textiles, ceramics designer Bjorn Wiinblad (b.1918 - d. 2006). Wiinblad's unmistakable style is modern, charming, fantastical and often folkloric and it would be this creativity that would bring him international renown during his career.
This particular piece is named 'Efteraar' [tr. 'Autumn'] is a rarer, early work crafted during his time at Nymolle. The simple form provides an excellent canvas for Wiinblad's intricately hand-drawn decor.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks or crazing. There is mild use wear in the form of movement marks on the underside of the base. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base is marked with Wiinblads signature and '3027, NYMOLLE, DENMARK'.
Height: c. 1.1" / 2.7 cm tall (from base to tallest point ) x diameter: c. 4.2" / 10.7 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.2 kg / 168 g
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Bjorn Wiinblad was born in 1918 in Copenhagen, Denmark and it would be 1935 until he began his training. In 1940, Wiinblad graduated and sought the path to his first passion of art and enrolled in graphic school at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Wiinblad debuted in 1945 with an extensive exhibition in Palægade in Copenhagen with a collection of ceramics, drawings and posters. Wiinblad would become firm friends Jacob E. Bang around this time, who engaged him to work for Nymølle.
From the beginnings at Nymolle, Wiinblad received multiple commissions, from designing textile and embroidery patterns for the Håndværkdets Fremme to drawing posters, book and magazine illustrations. Wiinblad drew for the United Nations in Paris as well as costume and stage design for several theatrical performances. His fame grew at home in Denmark but soon it 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. Wiinblad's successes, however, would not stop there, his continued achievements have been extensively documented and celebrated on the dedicated website: https://www.bjornwiinblad-denmark.dk/om-bjoern-wiinblad