Thursday, April 21, 2016

Egyptian Revivalism

Stylized golden details and nods to ancient art and architecture are to be found on these art deco era vessels from Josef Ekberg for Gustavsberg - a fair deduction would find Egyptian Revivalism at play here. Created around 1930 in Sweden, the style would coincide with the Egyptomania design trend that was still raging post King Tut's discovery in the 20s. Notice the shapes and heavy gilt of the handles.  The lids are especially decorative and reminiscent of classical Egyptian columns.
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