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Midcentury BACA Faience Humidor Jar by Nils Thorsson for Royal Copenhagen



A Scandinavian Modern tobacco jar / humidor designed by Nils Thorsson for Royal Copenhagen of Denmark in the 1960s. Thorsson's covered jar is from his BACA series in neutral shades of brown, beige, and white featuring abstracted bird and flower motifs framed by decorative borders. Marks on the base date production between 1969 and 1973. The midcentury covered box is in very good condition and the lid retains its original sponge. The box measures 4.88 in. H x 5.25 in. W x 5.25 in. D. with full printed factory marks on the base: Royal Copenhagen / Denmark / Fajance over Nils Thorsson's artist cipher. Form number 3211 is hand-painted and impressed underfoot and joined by an original Royal Copenhagen sticker. Nils Johan Thorvald Thorsson (1898-1975) was a Swedish-Danish ceramic artist, a prolific designer, and the Artistic Director of Royal Copenhagen. Thorsson's work exemplifies mid-century Danish modernism; he designed the Baca production range in the 1960s.


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Royal Copenhagen

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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