Oxblood figurine of Saint Christophorus by Jais Henrik Nielsen
This stoneware figurine of Saint Christophorus / Christopher – the patron saint of travelers – by Jais Henrik Nielsen (1885-1961) is decorated in an oxblood glaze with green elements.
The figurine is signed ‘Jais, 20616’ and was executed in December 1944 by Royal Copenhagen. Denmark.
Legend has it that a giant named Offero would only serve the greatest he would meet. First he served his king. But soon learned that the king was afraid of Satan. So Offero went to Satan, only to find out that he was afraid of the cross of Christ. He then knew he could only serve Christ. An angel told Offero that he could do so by carrying travellers safely across a rushing river. One night, a child asked him to be carried across the river. But halfway across the river the boy suddenly became heavy as a mountain.
Offero wondered about the weight that forced him to his knee. When the got to the other side of the river he said to the boy ‘The whole world would not have been as heavy on my shoulders as you’. The child replied ‘You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but he who created it. I am Christ, your king, whom you are serving by this work.’ Christ gave Offero the name Christophorus / Christopher, meaning Bearer of Christ. Christophorus put his rod in the ground, and it shot green leaves, and he understood that he should preach the gospel.
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")
Earthenware vase with Persia glaze by Michael Andersen
This earthenware vase is decorated with the so-called Persia glaze, created by Daniel Folkmann Andersen (son of founder Michael Andersen). The glaze was awarded a gold medal at the World's Fair in Brussels in 1935.
The vase was executed by Michael Andersen and son, Rønne, Denmark, ca. in the 1940s. It has their monogram depicting three herrings in a triangular coat of arms incised. It is the city arms of Rønne in Bornholm, Denmark, where the pottery was located. Michael Andersen was from Rønne, Bornholm.
H. 16 cm. (6,3")
Black and white glazed earthenware vases by Svend Hammershøi
This pair of earthenware vases were designed by Svend Hammershøi (1873-1948). They are decorated with white and black double glaze
The pair were executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, ca. in the 1920s-1930s.
The vases are incised with the ‘HAK’ monogram.
H. 11,5 cm. (4,53")
W. 6 cm. (2,36")
L. 16,5 cm. (6,50")