1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase

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1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase
1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase
1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase
1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase
1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase
1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase
1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase
1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase
1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase
1970s Swedish Selsbo Ceramics Mid Century Modern Brutalist Sgraffito Stoneware Cylinder Vase

THE ITEM

This simply formed yet elegant work of Swedish Brutalist Modernist design was crafted in the Simlångsdalen locality with a population of around 590 inhabitants. 

True to the roots of Modernist design, the simplicity of this vase speaks to an honest and raw expression of the natural material. The cylinder form is evenly balanced and brings to the forefront, the richly dense and dark sand, khaki hued stoneware clay.

The decor is a simple Sgraffito, a network of incised criss-crossing lines which create a simple pattern on the panels of the vase. The exterior is finished with a simple, clear gloss glaze and a glossy white in the interior. 

A BIT OF HISTORY

Aage Rasmus Selsbo (b.1926 - d. 1996). He was employed at 'Tallhöjden Stengods' [Translation: 'Tallhöjden Stoneware'] where he was responsible for much of what was produced in their range of vases, dishes, bowls, jugs, candlesticks and tea sets, etc.

Selsbo would go on to found his own pottery workshop "Selsbo Ceramics" at the at the same premises in Simlångsdalen. It was a relatively small workshop with a few employees in the beginning and produced utility and ornamental objects. Production in the workshop ceased upon Selsbo's death in 1996. 

CONDITION

Excellent. There are no chips or cracks or evidence of use wear, please refer to photos as part of condition report. The underside of the vase is inscribed with the Selsbo signature and mark, and the model number '117'. 

MEASUREMENTS

c. 7.9" /  20 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 2" /  5 cm in diameter.

Unpackaged weight: c. 0.6 kg / 622 g

NOTES

Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.