Unique red luster glaze vase with cobra snakes by Karl Hansen Reistrup
This unique ceramic vase with red luster glaze was designed by Karl Hansen Reistrup (1863-1929). It was executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, ca. 1890-1900.
The vase is designed with cobra snakes and twisted ornaments in relief.
It is incised ‘KHR’ and the ‘HAK’ monogram.
The vase is a testament to how Reistrup and Kähler early on benefited from each other's strength – Kähler deft in creating forms and Reistrup’s artistic sensibility for design and decoration.
H. 25 cm. (9,8")
Cow-horn technique decorated vase with blue flowers by Herman A. Kähler
This smaller earthenware vase is decorated with blue flowers on creme ground using a cow-horn to apply the glaze - a technique developed at Herman A. Kähler, Denmark where the vase was executed.
It is incised with the ‘HAK’ monogram.
Very rare bonbonnières with gold leaf by Jens Thirslund
These 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.