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Royal Copenhagen NILS THORSSON Unique Glazed Stoneware Vase

Royal Copenhagen NILS THORSSON Unique Glazed Stoneware Vase

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A stunning and unique Nils Thorsson vase with dark blue glaze on one side and light golden brown glaze on the opposite side, a fish in golden glaze has been worked into each sides glaze, truly showing Thorsson's glaze mastery. The vase was manufactured by Royal Copenhagen, made in Denmark. The vase is a factory 1st. The vase is marked with Royal Copenhagen's three wavy lines in dark blue, and Nils Thorsson's monogram, also in dark blue. A unique piece.

Condition: The vase is in excellent condition, with no defects of any kind. 

Dimensions: The vase is 19cm tall (approx. 7 3/5 inches).

Nils Thorsson (1898-1975) was a Swedish-Danish ceramic artist and designer, who created a prolific body of work for the ceramics manufacturer Royal Copenhagen. His work is often presented as a case study of mid-century Danish modernism and is praised in the field of ceramic design.

Nils Thorsson was born in Eslöv, Sweden in 1898. At the age of thirteen he apprenticed at the Aluminia Factory in Copenhagen, before studying at and graduating from the Royal Danish Academy in 1917. In 1928, he was appointed Artistic Director of Aluminia, a post which he held for forty-one years.  When Aluminia purchased Royal Copenhagen in 1949, Thorsson stayed on as Artistic Director of the merged company, leading a team of talented designers which included Beth Breyen, Kari Christensen, Johanne Gerber, Grete Helland-Hansen, Berte Jessen, Marianne Johnson, Inge-Lise Koefoed, Ellen Malmer, Ivan Weiss, among others.

Thorsson’s work as a designer varied greatly thematically, from the naturalistic featuring birds, fish, and butterfly motifs, to the abstract and geometric. During his time at Royal Copenhagen, Thorsson was the factory's most prolific designer, designing at least five of the best known production ranges for the company including Solberg (1930s), Marselis (Aluminia, 1950s), Tenera (1960s), Baca (1960s) and Diana (1970s), as well as many other pieces in glazes that are lesser known and harder to find. Both the Baca and Tenera production lines featured forms designed by Thorsson himself, while others were a team effort.

Thorsson passed away in 1975 in Copenhagen.

Designer: Nils Thorsson

Manufacturer: Royal Copenhagen

Country of origin: Denmark

Time Period:

Materials: Ceramic

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