Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fitzgerald Theater

Fitzgerald Theater by A2ZMpls
Fitzgerald Theater, a photo by A2ZMpls on Flickr.
I haven't given up on blogging! We are switching over our internet provider, and it's taking them TWO WEEKS to install! But the good news is everything should be back by this Monday. Doing all of my internet-ing from my phone is getting exhausting!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kåre Berven Fjeldsaa Vase

I found this small vase this weekend.  Based on the signature (KBF?) I think it is by Kåre Berven Fjeldsaa, who was also at Stavangerflint and Figgjo Fajanse.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Porsgrund Bowl

A Porsgrund bowl at my parent's house, filled with saltwater taffy.  According to the Porsgrund website, the pattern is called Maxistrå (Big Straw).

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rörstrand Picknick

We just found this Rörstrand Picknick dish at a local thrift store!  I believe it was designed by Marianne Westman, and produced between 1960 and 1970.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Elle Square Bowl

A square bowl by Elle.  The shape number is 658, and the decoration number is M3.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Stavangerflint by Inger Waage

This rectangular dish was designed by Inger Waage for Stavangerflint and is part of the Opaque series, also called the Inger series.  The design is matte, with the only glaze colors being black and blue.  The mark on the back of this one has a nice clear example of the mysterious date star around the Stavangerflint logo.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Elle Vase

Small Elle pottery vase (and cats).  The artist was Birgitte Skyttern, the shape of this vase is 929.

One of the best things about Elle pottery is how "Elle" is written on the bottom.  If you're not familiar with the company, the name isn't always easy to read, so if you use some creative eBay searches you can usually find pieces that are listed wrong.  For example, pieces with this signature are sometimes listed as E''E. 

Now I've given away one of my secrets...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Graverens Bowl

This little Graverens bowl belonged to my grandma.  I love the notch in the glaze on the rim - I'm guessing it's the result of the glaze dripping/running while it was fired, although it's funny to think that maybe the glazer had a hiccup while working on it.  This one has a Graverens sticker on the bottom, and the shape and pattern numbers: 960/489.  And, like so many of the pieces from this pottery (as well as Elle), it has a chip.  There's something about the clay that they used - if you even look at it sideways, it'll chip!  That's just the sign of a well-loved bowl, though.