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Friday, January 17, 2014
This adorable vase may be tiny (just a hair over 3" tall) but it is a huge achievement. Created by the great Gunnar Nylund for Rorstrand, circa 1950s. Whether this was a sample model for a larger piece or originally intended as a miniature is anyone's guess. It boggles the mind that such fine lines and complex decoration could be crafted in such a diminutive size. The checkerboard motif also lends it a sort of Alice in Wonderland feeling.