MID CENTURY SCANDINAVIAN ASYMMETRIC POTTERY BOWL FROM THE BEKÅ STUDIO

MID CENTURY SCANDINAVIAN ASYMMETRIC POTTERY BOWL FROM THE BEKÅ STUDIO OF SWEDEN

A RARE EXAMPLE OF BIRGER ÅSTRÖM’S WORK CARRYING NOT ONLY AN INCISED STUDIO MARK BENEATH BUT ALSO A PAPER LABEL INCLUDING THE ARTISTS NAME

THE VESSEL ITSELF PRESENTS IN TEARDROP FORM WITH CARVED COLOURED DETAILING IN RED, YELLOW, BLUE AND WHITE SET AGAINST A CONTRASTING BLACK BACKGROUND

A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE MEASURING 145MM IN LENGTH BY 113MM WIDE BY 72MM TALL

WEIGHING JUST SHORT OF 300GMS

OFFERED IN EXCELLENT VINTAGE ORDER

CIRCA MID CENTURY SWEDEN

 

BIRGER WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 25TH, 1930

HE OPENED HIS OWN STUDIO IN 1952 AND IN 1957 REGISTERED THE COMPANY BEKÅ KERAMIK ON ÅSVÄGEN IN ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK

THE TWO KILNS IN THE WORKSHOP WERE BUILT BY HIMSELF

HE MIXED CLAY AND EXPERIMENTED WITH GLAZES, MAKING HIS OWN MOULDS IN PLASTER

IN LATER YEARS ÅSTRÖM PRODUCED SEVERAL MODERNIST PUBLIC SCULPTURES IN VARIOUS MEDIUMS INCLUDING CONCRETE

Mod 23F

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