Ceramics (and more) of Scandinavia
And I have a beautiful creamer to go with the bowl: http://gamaltdot.blogspot.com/2011/01/ignis-bellis.htmlLove this pattern:)
Love the unique Scandinavian flavor of your blog! And adore this set of Ignis Bellis you are acquiring!If I may, I would like to ask you how you have found out information on these pieces? I have an Upsala-Ekeby cup/saucer set but I can't find any photos of the pattern online and haven't had any success in locating resources to help me learn more about the manufacturer. The cup/saucer was a gift from my grandmother and I have no interest in selling it- Ever- but I would like to find out if it was perhaps a family heirloom or if it was just something that caught her fancy, spurring on a purchase. Any help you can give would be so appreciated.
Hi Kristen - I have definitely had trouble figuring out some of these patterns! One trick that has worked for me is to do a google search in Swedish (at least for Swedish ceramics...). I used google translate to translate this into Swedish: upsala ekeby ceramic cup pattern and got: Upsala Ekeby keramik kopp mönster (hopefully it's all correct!). Then go to images and see if you can see it. Using this search method might also lead you to sites in other countries that list patterns, or auction sites in Europe similar to eBay... Hopefully this helps - good luck!!
Thanks so much, Norseman! I spent a lot of time following your lead, using your suggestion as a springboard, and found some very interesting things. Unfortunately, it didn't bring up the pattern I was looking for but it did give me some good leads and I will check regularly. Hopefully eventually something will show up. :o) Thanks again for your help- I really appreciate it!!
Such a lovely pattern! Since I was born in Karlskrona I have grown up with this and it's definitely a favourite of mine!
I have just bought a small cup and saucer (espresso?)and I absolutely love it, thank you for this information, think I will be on the hunt for more.
Just got back from garage saleing and purchased a set of 27 pieces, 8-cups, saucers and dessert plates. There was a sign by them that said they were 1960's Sweden. I bought them all for $20 and came home to see if I had been scammed. Now I feel bad, I think I scammed them! I love them and think I have also joint the obsession, I would love a tea pot, as well as the sugar bowl and creamer.