NEW YORK – On Wednesday, June 15, starting at 11 am Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale titled Exclusive Art Pottery and More. Consisting of precisely 200 lots, it includes many by known artists and others who, for whatever reason, shied away from signing their works. A significant number of pieces on offer are by Scandinavian ceramicists. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Appearing in the sale lineup is a unique earthenware sculpture of a cat by Helge Christoffersen; a complete 32-piece ceramic chess set, rendered in 1980 by Sven Wejsfelt for Gustavsberg; a rugged-looking bluish-glaze stoneware marmalade jar, which was a 1930s collaboration between Hans Hansen and Bode Willumsen; a pair of Art Deco vases by Sevres; a circa-1970s Dorthe Moller large ceramic vase, described as being in “rustic style;” a large matched trio of modern pottery vases; and an Arthur Andersson for Vallakra mid-century monumental vase, which looks for all the world like some sort of rogue vegetable.
Other head-turners include numerous pieces by Bing & Grondhal, among them a Christian Poulsen stoneware bowl decorated with celadon glaze and leaves; a circa-1960s oversize gold-hued kidney-shaped dish by Hans Hedberg; a Kahler luster glaze pottery vase dating to 1900, credited to Karl Hansen Reistrup and formed by Herman Hans Christian Kahler; several figures by Rolf Palm; and a Viennese Art Deco figure of a dancing woman, produced in red clay.
Not to be missed are a pair of Michael Andersen large ceramic floor vases; a unique black glaze ceramic bowl by Birthe Sahl; a large pair of flame-like sculptures by an unknown ceramicist; an Ewald Dahlskog for Gefle large Bo Fajans vase from the middle of the previous century; a circa-1970s large lidded stoneware bonbonniere by Jane Bailey; and a 1990 Henrik Bruun spherical blue-glaze work that resembles an angry planet.
Two of the three highlights are by unknown artists, the first being a pair of flame-like sculptures with a 1978 date and credited to a Scandinavian ceramicist. They stand almost 15in tall and are colored in a way that makes them look like figs. The pair is estimated at $1,100-$1,500.
The other highlighted work by an unknown hand is a trio of modern pottery vases featuring light glaze and wickerwork. They are unstamped and described as being “in perfect condition.” Together, they carry an estimate of $1,100-$1,500.
Completing the highlights is an alluring work by the late Swedish ceramicist Hans Hedberg. He created it during the 1960s in his studio in Southern France, and it takes the form of a large, kidney-shaped dish with a rich golden color. Described as being in “perfect condition,” it is estimated at $2,000-$2,500.
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