Knud Basse, Ceramics, Nils Kähler
Two stoneware vases modelled with 'thorns' in relief by Knud BasseThese 'Rosentorn / rose thorn' vases are designed by Knud Basse (1916-1991) back in 1949-1950. They are decorated with dark-greenish glaze. Made and marked by Michael Andersen & Son, Bornholm. Denmark. Signed with artist monogram KB (Knud Basse), and model numbers. Large model: No. 5974-3 Smaller model: No. 5974-2 H. large: 26 cm. H. smaller: 18 cm.
Ceramics, Jais Henrik Nielsen
Dark brown stoneware bowl with figurative relief by Jais Henrik Nielsen
This Dark brown stoneware bowl with figurative relief by Jais Henrik Nielsen (1885-1961) was executed for Saxbo.W. 31 cm (12,2") H. 8 cm. (3,15")
Stoneware dish with dark blueish glaze for L. HjorthThis stoneware dish with beautiful deep blue glaze was manufactured at L. Hjorth Terracottafabrik in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark founded by Lauritz Hjorth (1834-1912). Many grand artist were connected to L. Hjorth Terracottafabrik and created designs for the company, among others the Danish painters Holger Drachmann and Kristian Zahrthmann. After the death of founder Lauritz Hjorth in 1912 his two sons took over and the company is still today in the hands of Hjorth descendants.
Günther Praschak, Ceramics
Very large dark grey stoneware vase with soft blue hints by Günther PraschakThis very large stoneware vase by Austrian potter Günther Praschak (1940-2015) has a dark brown, almost black glaze with blue hints, rounded corners and a lipped opening. The 41 cm tall and 18 cm wide vase was executed in the late 1960s in limited edition by Knabstrup Keramik, Denmark. It is signed with the artist's monogram and stamped by Knabstrup.
Günther Praschak was born in Vienna in 1940 and became a trained ceramist in the same city in 1963. The year after he travelled to Denmark and was hired at Knabstrup Keramik. Whilst there he worked closely with the artistic leader Johannes Hansen and the German ceramist Dietlinde Hein.
Praschak returned to Austria in 1970 and became a tutor at the art academy in Linz. From 1973 to 2004 he was a professor at Universität für Künstlerische und Industrielle Gestaltung in Linz.