Monday, December 14, 2015

You Have To Urn It

A last gasp of late Deco styling by Thorkild Olsen (1890-1973) for  Royal Copenhagen circa 1950.
Large, exceptionally rare and maybe the best example we've ever seen. In celadon and grey crackle glazed stoneware with 24k gold trim, 18 inches tall. Recently acquired from the estate of a prominent Chicago art collector.
 Thorkild Olsen was a key figure in transforming Royal Copenhagen into one of the world's most cutting edge and luxurious manufacturers of porcelain and stoneware, he started painting fine porcelain by hand in 1908 while still attending art school, he went on to become one of the most important artists at the company.
 His work is represented in the collections of many museums including, The Royal Copenhagen Museum of Art & Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza Italy.
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