‘Oldnordic’ terracotta evaporator by Michael Andersen
This 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.
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.)
This earthenware vase designed by Jens Thirslund (1892-1942) was executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, in the 1920s.
The vase is glazed with emerald green 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. This vase by ceramist Jens Thirslund is a further development of the pottery’s technique with metallic glazes. Matching rare bonbonnières and small container also available.
It has the ‘HAK, Danmark’ monogram incised.
Exhibited: Similar models were presented at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1925.
Earthenware vase designed by Svend Hammershøi (1873-1948) and executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, ca. in the 1930s.
The vase has a rifled pattern and is decorated with yellow uranium glaze.
It has the ‘HAK’ monogram incised.
Provenance: Has been part of a large and important Danish private collection of Kähler pottery acquired over the past 40 years.
H. 16 cm. (6,3")