A simply formed yet elegant work of Swedish Modernist design was crafted in the Simlångsdalen locality with a population of around 590 inhabitants.
True to the roots of Modernist design, the simplicity in this bottle vase speaks to an honest expression of the natural material. The bottle form is evenly balanced and finished with a severe flat rim, giving centre stage to the rich, hot chocolate hued stoneware clay.
Presented in a contrasting gently ribbed effect, the matte stoneware surface is washed with a white gloss glaze that thins at the ridges of the ribbing to create an oatmeal-like decor. The overall effect of the gloss glaze contrasting with the rich matte stoneware supports this piece to achieve great beauty through its simplicity.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Sture G Ohlsson (1904 - 1983) Sture Gustaf Ohlsson was born in Malmö on October 9, 1904 and was quite an entrepreneur, as the Swedish would say he was 'with many iron in the fire'. He ran an inn, a furniture factory, a clothing store and a furniture and interior store in Simlångsdalen. He also imported teak and ran the company "Tallhöjden Stengods", his Sture G Ohlsson pottery studio produced utility items as well as decor. One of the employees was Aage Selsbo, he was responsible for a lot of what was produced and eventually started his own ceramic workshop under the name "Selsbo Ceramics" in the same site.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or scratches. The base is impressed with the mark 'DESIGNER STURE G OHLSSON SWEDEN'.
c. 10.6" / 27 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 2.8" / 7 cm in base diameter.
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.1 kg / 1,058 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.