This charming and adorable figurine is the work of Swedish Pottery Normans Motala Keramik, crafted in their signature decor of chocolate coloured stoneware and red gloss glaze.
Animals by this pottery are typically abstract and feature an endearing quality. This quality is evident in this piece, where the bird is wide-eyed and expressive, despite its minimal decor.
The glossy shade of vibrant scarlet red glaze is not all-encompassing and the clay beneath is intermittently revealed by the sculpted detail.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Norrman Motala Keramik 1956-2000
Berth Ferdinand Norrman, born in Malmö on November 2, 1919, first joined as an apprentice at a pottery in Markaryd before being accepted as a student at Tage Hansson at Skåne Painting School. For a few years in the 1940s he was employed as a designer at Alingsås Ceramics and around 1950, he moved to Motala where he founded the company "Norrman Motala Keramik" in 1956. The pottery produced items such as such as bowls, vases, pots, reliefs, sculptures and sconces. Around 1990, the workshop is taken over by his daughter Stina who continued the business until the year 2000 when the company is closed down. Berth died in Linköping on November 29, 2001.
Artists: Berth Norrman, Maj Norrman, Stina Norrman, Jan Eklund, Albert Jansson and the signature Aina.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks or scratches to the figure - please refer to photos as part of condition report. The underside of the figurine is marked with the pottery's 'NORRMANS' stamp.
c. 3.7" / 9.5 cm tall (from base to tallest point) x c. 4.3" / 11 cm in length. Width: c. 3.3" / 8.5 cm (across body's widest point)
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 481 g
Figurine will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.