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.
Set of seven turquoise stoneware flowerpots by Nils Kähler
This set of seven stoneware flowerpots designed by Nils Kähler (1906-1979) are glazed in a turquoise blue.
They were executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, ca. in the 1950s.
The flowerpots are incised with the ‘HAK’ monogram.
H. 12,5 cm. (4,92")
W. 15 cm. (5,91")
Large cream coloured vase with light blue stripes by Kähler
This large cream colored ceramic vase with light blue stripes was executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, ca. in the 1940s.
The vase has the ‘HAK’ monogram incised.
H. 40 cm (15,7 in.)
W. 22 cm (8,6 in.)
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.
Large black and turquoise elliptical shaped dish by Nils Kähler
This very large elliptical shaped earthenware dish designed by Nils Kähler (1906-1979) was executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, ca. in the 1940s.
It is decorated with black and turquoise green double glaze.
The dish is incised with the ‘HAK’ monogram.
L. 55,5 cm. (21,9")
H. 4,8 cm. (1,9")