This delicious looking set of Mid Century Modern stoneware is by Swedish company Jie Gantofta (1942 - 1992).
The set comprises of two teak stoppered oil or vinegar flasks, salt and pepper shaker, mustard pot and original Jie Gantofta spoon.
Each piece has clean, well-defined lines that is finished with a glossy glaze decor in the colours of polished and warm honeycomb. Every piece also carries a finishing accent of teak and the whole set comes with a teak tray which compliments the glaze.
Simple and scrumptious, this piece would suit a space inspired by design themes such as Mid Century, Modernist or Contemporary.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is gentle crazing in the glaze that is commensurate with the age of the pieces, please refer to photos as part of the condition report. The underside of mustard pot is marked with 'JIE, SWEDEN', the spoon is marked with 'GANTOFTA, JIE, SWEDEN' and the teak tray base is marked with 'Made in Sweden'.
- Vinegar / oil flask c. 3.7" / 9.5 cm tall (with stopper) x c. 0.8" / 2 cm rim diameter. Base diameter: c. 1.5" / 3.9 cm.
- Salt / pepper shaker c. 2" / 5 cm tall x c. 1.5" / 3.8 cm base diameter.
- Mustard pot c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm tall (with lid) x c. 1.2" / 3 cm rim diameter. Base diameter: c. 1.8" / 4.5 cm. (Spoon c. 3.2" / 8.1 cm in length)
- Teak tray c. 0.8" / 2.1 cm tall x c. 7" / 18 cm length. Length including handle: 9.9" / 25.2 cm. Width: c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm (across widest point).
Unpackaged weight (all pieces): c. 0.6 kg / 567 g
Condiment / cruet set will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Jie Gantofta (1942 - 1992)
The company was founded by John Evert "Jie" Johnson in Helsingborg in 1942. They manufactured small articles in wood that were often supplemented with glass or ceramics. The company grew and in 1944, Jie moved the business to Gantofta. At this time, wooden goods were still being made, but Jie would go on to begin producing his own ceramics from 1952. Despite being host to many ceramists and designers such as Anita Nylund, Elsi Bourelius, Ulla Winblad and Lisa Larsson; sadly the company would eventually succumb to bankruptcy in 1992.