Jais Nielsen Vase with Relief Moulded Potter Royal Copenhagen 1940s

Jais Nielsen Vase with Relief Moulded Potter Royal Copenhagen 1940s

Code: C286

Dimensions:

H: 23.5cm (9.3")

£345.00 Approx $474.55, €403.98, ¥49286
 

Jais Nielsen stoneware vase with a beautiful Sung glaze and relief molded design of a potter for Royal Copenhagen. This is one of his best known designs. Signed Jais to the base with the three wavy lines, model number 20247 and Royal Copenhagen mark. The date line is a little unclear but appears to be above the E which is for 1943.

Excellent Used Condition.

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.