'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.
H. 18 cm. (7")
W. 32 cm (12,6")
Pair of large turquoise glazed dishes by Nils Kähler
A pair of large stoneware dishes by Nils Kähler (1906-1979) with turquoise glaze.
They were executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, ca. in the 1960s. And can also be used as a wall decoration.
They have the ‘HAK, Denmark’ monogram incised.
W. 40,5 cm. (15,95")
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")
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.