Gunnar Nylund uniqie mottled blue glazed ceramic bowl, Rörstrand, Sweden 1950s.
This shape was in production during the 1940s and early 1950s and pre-dates the range available in the 1950s with a three letter model code which was introduced in 1953. The mark with the Rörstrand R Sweden and initials G.N was used on unique pieces in the 1950s (see Petter Eklund (2017) Gunnar Nylund: Konstnär och Industriformgivare, Lund: Historiska Media, page 195).
Gunnar Nylund (1904-97)was Danish born but worked across both Denmark and Sweden during his career. His work spans the period from the 1920s to the 1970s making him one of the great leaders in Scandinavian design. While he did produce work in glass it is the ceramics he did that he is best known for. He started off at Bing and Grondhal in the 1920s before setting up a studio with Natalie Krebs in 1929. This was later to be called the Saxbo studio from 1930. He left for Rörstrand in 1932. His work for Rörstrand as their artistic director from 1930 to the 1950s helped establish them as a leader in Swedish ceramics along with Gustavsberg. His work is the epitome of the mid-century Scandinavian style.
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