Saturday, July 20, 2013

Poetic Pottery

A pair of exquisite and rare pieces from the hand of the much coveted Berndt Friberg. Incised with his signature studiohand mark and a "G" for Gustavsberg, Sweden. This pair can be dated to 1969.  The multi-layered glaze actually has an interesting pedigree. Named the "Aniara" glaze, it's an eggplant base color with layers of minty greens, and an ultra shiny finish to the surface. The glaze was famously dubbed Aniara by the Nobel laureate Harry Martinson (after one of his greatest epic poems) when he first beheld the pottery at the Stockholm Exhibition of 1964.
Height 10.63 ", 6"

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