Large stoneware bowl with thick white ash glaze by Conny Walther
This high fired stoneware bowl with a thick glossy runny ash glaze was made by Danish potter Conny Walther (born 1931). It was made in the early 1960s. Its ash glaze was made from either burnt oak, birch or simply hay.
Throughout her career Conny signed her work in various ways. It has been painted, engraved and stamped. This particular bowl has her hand painted signature on the bottom.
Conny Walther began her career at Saxbo Pottery in 1948. She was there only a year before she began studying at the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen from 1949-1951. After graduating she worked at Kähler Ceramics in Næstved for a few years. In 1952 she opened her own studio in Birkerød just north of Copenhagen with her then husband, artist Bent Stubbe Teglbjerg. He would sometimes decorate her works and has likely been involved with the making of this bowl.
Conny Walther has been exhibited from Tokyo over Paris to Chicago.
Collection of black and turquoise earthenware by Svend Hammershøi
Collection of earthenware vases, dish, bowl and comport by Svend Hammershøi (1873-1948).
All executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, ca. in the 1940s.
The pieces are decorated with black and turquoise green double glaze.
All have the ‘HAK’ monogram incised.
Vases (from left to right)
H. 10 cm. (3,9")
H. 12 cm. (4,7")
H. 18 cm. (7,1")
H. 20,5 cm. (8,1")
H. 18 cm. (7,1")
Elliptical shaped dish
W. 4,5 cm. (1,8")
L. 25 cm. (9,8")
H. 17 cm. (6,7")
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.
Large dish decorated with serpentine flowers for Michael Andersen Stoneware
This large earthenware dish was executed at Michael Andersen Stoneware in Rønne, Denmark, ca. in the 1940s. It is decorated with serpentine flowers and glazed in white and light green.
The monogram depicting three fish in a triangular coat of arms - the city arms of Rønne in Bornholm, Denmark is incised on the back of the dish.
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.