Monday, March 12, 2012

Modern Primitive Masterpiece

Around 1948, upon completing art school, Jørgen Mogensen became an apprentice at Royal Copenhagen, where he assisted the great Knud Kyhn and Axel Salto. There he made a name for himself, working for the company for decades to come. This piece is decorated in his own unique sort of hieroglyphics, his initials are seen in some panels along with his signature abstract birds, trees or, given the period, perhaps mushrooms. The material is a heavy stoneware and the mottled surface is a "Sung" glaze. This square shaped vase was created at Royal Copenhagan in 1962.
9.5" tall

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