Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Atomic Age Artifact

A wonderful work from another quirky master of her craft. Hertha Bengtson was associated with the renown Swedish company Rörstrand for an impressive 23 years. This piece, likely from around 1960, is clearly a unique studio vase. The extreme weight of the stoneware, as well as the hand inscribed sgraffito, lets us know it was not only her design... but her own hand that made this sputnik-like motif.
11" tall.

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