Ceramics, Jens Thirslund
Very rare bonbonnières with gold leaf by Jens ThirslundThese two very rare earthenware bonbonnières designed by Jens Thirslund (1892-1942) were executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, in the 1920s. The fancy lidded boxes made for delicious confectionery are glazed with emerald green, red and white luster and 24-carat gold leaf. In 1875, Herman August Kähler began experimenting with metallic glazes together with the pottery’s artistic director Karl Hansen Reistrup. Kähler and Reistrup achieved recognition at the Great Nordic Exhibition in 1888 held in Copenhagen and the Exposition Universelle of 1889 in Paris. These bonbonnières by ceramist Jens Thirslund are a further development of the pottery’s technique with metallic glazes. They have the ‘HAK, Danmark’ monogram incised. Exhibited: Similar models were presented at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1925.
Ceramics, Jens Michael Andersen
'Oldnordic' terracotta evaporator by Michael AndersenThis impressive ‘Oldnordic’ urn / evaporator of terracotta by Michael Andersen (1859-1931) was executed around 1900. The urn / evaporator is lacquered with an antique bronze. It is to be placed on top of a tiled stove where the content of water was then evaporated to compensate for the otherwise dry climate in a tiled stove. The evaporator is richly decorated with Old Nordic motifs like dragons, runes, shields and ancient ornaments. The runes are the names of the legendary Nordic hero Regnar Lodbrog and his wife, Tora Borgarhjort. Similar model is a part of the Michael Andersen exhibition at Bornholm Museum, Denmark. Literature: Rønne Byarkiv. Michael Andersen: 'Terracotta- und Majolokawaren - Export Katalog 1910', Planche 5, nr. 473. H. 18 cm. (7") W. 32 cm (12,6")