VINTAGE POTTERY SALAD OR FRUIT BOWL FROM THE NORWEGIAN STUDIO OF FIGGJO FLINT

SUPERB OVERSIZED POTTERY SALAD OR FRUIT BOWL FROM THE NORWEGIAN STUDIO OF FIGGJO FLINT

THIS BEAUTIFULLY COLOURFUL “FOLK ART” TYPE DESIGN WAS CREATED BY TURI GRAMSTAD OLIVER DURING THE 1960’S FOR HER “SAGA” RANGE

FEATURING FOUR FEMALE FIGURES AROUND THE EXTERIOR OF THE BOWL, EACH WITH A CROWN ON HER HEAD SO PRESUMABLY DEPICTING QUEENS OR PRINCESSES

SPLIT BY AREAS OF COLOURFUL STYLIZED FLOWERS

FULL STUDIO MARKS BENEATH ALONG WITH AN IMPRESSED MODEL CODE “1502”

THE DECORATION CREATED USING A SILK SCREEN PROCESS

LOVELY LEAF MOTIF TO THE BOWLS INTERIOR

THIS IS A VERY LARGE EXAMPLE MEASURING 222MM AT THE UPPER DIAMETER BY 135MM TALL

WEIGHING 1.4KGS

OFFERED IN EXCELLENT VINTAGE ORDER WITHOUT CHIPS, CRACKS, STAINING OR GLAZE CRAZING

MINIMAL SURFACE WEAR TO THE COLOURED DECORATION AS NOTED

A STUNNING EXAMPLE

CIRCA 1960’S NORWAY

 

TURI GRAMSTAD OLIVER GRADUATED AS A CERAMIST FROM THE STATE CRAFT AND ART INDUSTRY SCHOOL IN OSLO IN 1956-1958

AT THE SAME TIME SHE WORKED AT THE CERAMICS WORKSHOP OF KARI NYQUIST

SHE SUBSEQUENTLY DESIGNED AT THE KUNSTHÅNDVERKSKOLEN IN BERGEN UNTIL 1960, FOLLOWED BY A WORKSHOP PRACTICE IN THE UK CIRCA 1961

BEFORE GRADUATING, OLIVER HAD WORKED AT STAVANGER FLINT WHERE SHE HAD A CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH INGER WAAGE

IN 1960 SHE WAS EMPLOYED AS A DESIGNER AT FIGGJO FAJANSE, WHERE SHE CREATED MANY OF THE COMPANY’S MOST FAMOUS PATTERNS

IN 1968, FIGGJO FAJANSE WAS MERGED WITH HER FORMER WORKPLACE STAVANGERFLINT FORMING THE NEW STUDIOY F/F

MOD 20B

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