Monday, December 14, 2009

Gorgeous Four

A wonderful collection of small vases designed in the 50's by Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, Sweden. What makes this group stand out from the myriad works produced under this master's direction is the high gloss nature of the glaze. His work is more often monochromatic and matte. Also of note is the painterly color pattern...probably influenced by Carl's love of expressionism, while the shapes seem a nod to his study of Chinese antiquities.

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