Jais Nielsen stoneware shallow dish with relief molden pattern of a potter for Royal Copenhagen, Denmark. Signed and model number 20121 with Three wavy line mark.
Excellent used condition. There is an unglazed indent in the middle of the underside probably from a kiln inclusion. This appears to have been polished out.
Johannes Knud Ove Jais-Nielsen (1885-1961) was an important Danish artist and sculptor. An early modernist and adopter of the cubist style, he exhibited paintings at the Salon d'Automne in 1912. He was part of the De Tretten artist's group in Denmark from 1910-15. In the early years he found it difficult to sell his paintings so he began to design ceramics in order to make a living. He produced designs for the Royal Copenhagen and Saxbo studios. He often used Biblical motifs in his work but they always had a distinctly modernist style. His work is widely collected.
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