This duo of sweetly adorable and hand-decorated fox sculptures is by leading Swedish ceramicist and designer Lisa Larson (b. 1931 - ) from her Skansen series designed in around 1976-1978. Larson is famous for her Modernistic animal sculpture designs that has created many popular series such as Stora (Large Zoo), Lilla (Little Zoo), and Skansen (Nordic Zoo) for Gustavsberg Ceramics.
The elegantly rounded yet sleek forms with gentle expressions really bring these works to life. The duo's Modernistic forms are beautifully complimented by the silky smooth, semi-matte Vanilla Cream glaze with only the bare minimum of detail depicted in the eyes or dustings of shadow.
This design is one of 14 in the series, ranging from elks to bears, wolverines and ponies and of course, foxes. The fox design is part of Larson's represented work at the Swedish National Museum
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repair. There is mild wear of movement marks on the underside of the base for both figures, please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base for both figures is also stamped with 'Made in Sweden' and Larson's glazed signature "LISA L"
- Large Fox - Height: c. 3.3" / 8.5 cm tall (from base to tallest point ) x c. 6.5" / 16.5 cm in length (across longest point) x c. 5.1" / 13 cm depth (across widest point).
- Small Fox - Height: c. 2" / 5 cm tall (from base to tallest point ) x c. 3.1" / 8 cm in length (across longest point) x c. 3.1" / 7.8 cm depth (across widest point).
Unpackaged weight [Pair]: c. 0.6 kg / 630 g
Sculptures will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Lisa Larson (b.1931) is a Swedish ceramicist and designer. She is well known for many sculptures series including Stora (Large Zoo), Lilla (Little Zoo), and Skansen (Nordic Zoo), 'ABC-girls', 'Africa' and 'Children of the World'. Larson is well known for her warm-hearted, humorous, sometimes subtly ironic design and is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design.