This exquisite trio of Swedish Modern miniature ceramics are for two pieces by illustrious master ceramist Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand and one by the well-known AJ Höganäs Keramik.
Each of these works have been crafted with careful attention and in particular, Stålhane's pieces which bear a multi-layered Hare's Fur glaze would have demanded extra attentiveness to create the stunning decor.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or scratches - please refer to photos as part of condition report. The underside of the Rörstrand vases are inscribed with the makers mark of the 'R, Sweden' and Stålhane's initials of 'CHS' as well as the number '45'. The underside of the Höganäs vase is stamped with the makers mark of the 'JA' symbol and 'Hoganas Keramik' in use between 1956-1967.
Rörstrand / Stålhane vases height: c. 2" / 5 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 1.4" / 3.5 cm in diameter (across body's widest point). Base diameter: c. 0.8" / 2 cm
JA Höganäs vase height: c. 3.5" / 9 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 2.4" / 6 cm in diameter (across body's widest point). Base diameter: c. 1.2" / 3 cm
Unpackaged weight [All three vases] c. 0.2 kg / 200 g
Vase(s) will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Carl-Harry Stålhane (b. 1920 - d.1990)
Swedish ceramic artist Carl-Harry Stålhane played a major role in popularising Swedish pottery during the 20th century, working for more than three decades at Rörstrand, one of the oldest ceramics manufacturers in Europe. A well-known artistic leader for the Rörstrand factory in the 1960s; over the course of his career, Stålhane created several public works for The Commerce Trust Company in Kansas City, Missouri, and for Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden. His work is represented at several international prestigious museums, including Stockholm’s Nationalmuseum and New York’s MoMA.
Andersson & Johansson (Höganäs Ceramics) 1909 -
The ceramic company AJ (Andersson & Johansson) Keramik was founded in 1909 by Johannes Olofsson and Sigfrid Johansson. The company would later become known as Höganäs Keramik, whose rustic and modern household wares would assume a self-evident place in Swedish design history. Well-known ceramists at AJ / Höganäs have included John Andersson, Anne Nilsson, Rolf Palm and Lisa Larrson.