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Set of Danish Ceramics for Royal Copenhagen Sixties

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Set of Danish ceramics for Royal Copenhagen by Nils Thorsson and Marianne Johnson. A pair of small ceramic vases, designed by Nils Thorsson, part of the 'Baca' Series, produced for Royal Copenhagen-Aluminia, Denmark. Period 1963-70. The Baca technique was based on a silkscreen printing and different metallic salts to the colors. Marked. Small vase model 720/3361, dimensions: height 4.3 in. (11 cm), depth 2.9 in. (7.5 cm), width 2.9 in. (7.5 cm). Second vase model 719/3455, dimensions: height 7.3 in. (18.5 cm), depth 2.4 in. (6 cm), width 2.4 in. (6 cm). Fajance glazed ceramic plate by Marianne Johnson from ‘Tenera’ series, produced for Royal Copenhagen-Aluminia, Circa 1970. Marked. Model 143/2884, dimensions: height 1.6 in. (4 cm), depth 8.9 in. (22.5 cm), width 8.9 in. (22.5 cm). No chips, cracks or restoration. Nils Johan Thorvald Thorsson (1898-1975) was the Artistic Director of Royal Copenhagen-Alumina between 1928-1969. He was leading a team of talented designers which included Bethe Breyen, Kari Christensen, Johanne Gerber, Grete Helland-Hansen, Berte Jessen, Marianne Johnson, Inge Lise-Koefoed, Ellen Malmer, and Ivan Weiss, among others. During his time at Royal Copenhagen, Thorsson was the factory's most famous ceramic designer, his work is presented as iconic of mid-century Danish modernism. Marianne Johnson was a Danish ceramist artist, she was part of the 'Tenera group’. A group of female Scandinavian designers in the sixties working for the Danish manufacturer Royal Copenhagen. Johnson is very recognizable in her floral and abstract motifs, representative of the ‘Tenera' and ‘Baca' series. Aluminia was a Danish factory of earthenware pottery, established in Copenhagen in 1863. At the beginning of the last century Aluminia took over the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory. The factories were operated independently under their own trade names until 1969. After that period the name Alumina disappeared and the products have been sold under the mark 'Royal Copenhagen Denmark Fajance'.

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Producers of the finest in Danish porcelain, Royal Copenhagen is a company steeped in tradition. Its celebrated blue-and-white china patterns as well as its famed hallmark depicting the royal crown and three waves—symbolizing the monarch who founded the company and the three major waterways of Denmark—are emblems of master craftsmanship. Royal Copenhagen was founded in 1775 by Queen Juliane Marie. Years earlier, after the death of her husband, King Frederick V, Juliane’s stepson ascended the throne. Shortly into his reign, he went insane, and the Queen became the head of Denmark and its small empire. She sought to improve Denmark’s economy and founded factories around the country to promote domestic growth and international trade. Royal Copenhagen was one of the first of these. Royal Copenhagen first made dinnerware and vases with blue-and-white motifs inspired by Chinese porcelain, then the rage in aristocratic Europe. Many of these designs are still made today. Apart from its classic patterns, Royal Copenhagen has adapted to the changing styles of time and appeals to many different tastes. Their prolific body of work includes Rococo-style porcelain statues that incorporate stylistic floral patterns in an Art Nouveau style, as well as modern vases by such noted 20th century Danish ceramists as Axel Salto. Whether used for special occasions or displayed as part of a design collection, Royal Copenhagen pieces represent a legacy of the highest quality.
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