Very large vase with two handles by Herman Hans Christian Kähler
This generous sized and magnificent earthenware vase with two handles was designed and executed around 1897 by Herman Hans Christian Kähler (b. 1876, d. 1940) with luster decoration by Karl Hansen Reistrup.
Herman Hans Christian Kähler was the son of Herman August Kähler and grandson of Herman Joachim Kähler. Yes, a lot of Hermans. Herman August Kähler was the one who put the Kähler name on the map, and his initials that became the pottery’s HAK-monogram.
This vase is from the time when Herman August Kähler and Karl Hansen Reistrup were creating incredible pieces and showcasing them all over the world. His son, Herman Hans Christian Kähler was in his twenties learning the trade and experimenting along side. Herman H. C. Kähler would some years later take over the family business and change the style, but at that time he was very much his father’s son.
Signed ‘HAK’ monogram and incised ‘Danmark’.
H. 34,5 cm. (13,5″)
W. 18 cm. (7,1″)
Exhibited: Den nordiske Udstilling i Stockholm, Sweden 1897.
Literature: Peder Rasmussen. Kählers Værk: om familien Kähler og deres keramiske værksted i Næstved 1839-1974. Nyt Nordisk Forlag, i samarbejde med Det Danske Kunstindustrimuseum, 2002.
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 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.