Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ignis Bellis Sauce Pot

This is my first piece of the Ignis Bellis pattern by Upsala Ekeby/Karlskrona.... danger: it might be my new obsession.  It's such a fun little pattern!  The designer was Eva Bladh.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Thinking of Norway this morning and the unbelievable events of yesterday...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Knud Basse Ferret

We won this on from a Canadian on eBay the day before the postal strike started, so it took quite a while to get here.  It's pretty cute, though, so worth the wait!  Designed by Knud Basse.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Michael Andersen Å Kirke Font

This Michael Andersen piece is pretty faithful recreation of the baptismal font in the Å Kirke in Åkirkeby, Denmark on the island of Bornholm.  The red interior glaze has a nice metallic sheen to it.  There were at least two sizes of this piece, and this is the larger (largest?). The original medieval font can be seen here (follow the døbefont links). (did I get all of the Danish right??)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Elle Oval Dish

I love the monochromatic glazes on this Elle dish, with just a little touch of yellow along the outer rim. 

I was looking at this dish recently and thought that those rock formations looked familiar.  Then I realized they're pretty similar to the two rocky islands on this other plate, also designed by Harald Lahn.  I wonder if this was the view from Harald's favorite spot on the shore... now I'd love to find them in the real world!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stavangerflint Inger Waage

A Stavangerflint plate with design by Inger Waage.  The lute-playing man is almost the identical silkscreen outline that is on the vase we have.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Porsgrund Pia Myrvold - Juli

This is the cup and saucer for July designed by Pia Myrvold for Porsgrund.   Pia is from Stavanger and was one of my cousin's piano students when she was younger - my cousin gave me this set of cups and saucers (July through December).

Friday, July 8, 2011

Arne Ingdam Bear

A cute little bear by Arne Ingdam of Denmark.  The glaze on this is particularly nice, with lots of mottling to give it the natural look of fur.  Based on information I found online (although I don't know the original source to verify it...), Ingdam was born in 1922 and trained at Royal Copenhagen under Knud Kyhn, but produced work from his own workshop in Rågeleje, Nordsjælland and sold most of his work through the Magasin du Nord department stores.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Elle Bowl

I love the deep blue glaze on this one.  The mark on the bottom of this bowl is different than most of mine - it looks like it was put on with a wax-resist method instead of painted on.  I believe it was designed by Birgette Skyttern based on "BS39."  The shape is 703B - I have round bowls that are shape 703, so I'm guessing this is just one of those but they squished the sides in to make it triangular and added the B to the number.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dansk Flamestone Demitasse Cup and Saucer

A little demitasse cup and saucer in the Flamestone (Fluted) pattern, introduced by Dansk in 1957 and designed by Jens Harald Quistgaard.  Is it an optical illusion, or does the interior glaze have a greenish tint to it?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Graverens Fruit Plate

This Graverens plate has the same design as the three-footed bowl I posted a while back. Based on the numbers on the bottom, the design seems to be #417E, and the shape of this plate is #788.