New Items for August 2020

Saturday 1st August 2020 at 13:31

August 2020

This month we have a good mix of new stock items that we hope you will enjoy. Bowls are a particular highlight this month with two outstanding and rare Kraka bowls by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors, a fine hand-carved teak bowl by Stig Sandqvist and a neatly moulded ceramic bowl with bird design by Marianne Starck for Michael Andersen.

We also have two woollen tapestries by Eva Nemeth one in yellow and another in green with the same pattern. Nemeth was a Hungarian textile artist whose work came to prominence in the period from the 1970s-90s. She mainly designed for the Scandinavian market and her work was sold by the upmarket department store Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen. These probably date to the 1980s and are great examples of her work.

Paintings include a fine autumn landscape in oils by Calle Johannson from 1956 and a work inspired by Swedish folk art with a hint of Surrealism by Sven Andersson Pollux from 1971.

We have two more Amsterdam School items from c1925-30 to add to our growing collection, a modernist newspaper holder and a wooden box with a great handle that shows a de Stijl influence on the design.

We have also started to acquire more candle holders. This month we include a brass candleholder by Solve Carlsson made in Helsingborg and a metal and glass candle holder designed by Bertil Vallien for the famous Boda Smide workshop. While Vallien is world famous for his glass he also designed a number of candlesticks and candelabra for Boda in the late 1960s.

Ceramics include a figure by the ever popular Lisa Larson, and studio pieces by Paul Hoff and Inger Persson. We also have a stunning celadon glazed bowl with a fish design by Nils Thorsson for Royal Copenhagen that really shows the Japanese influence on his work. This is a truly exquisite piece.

Jewellery includes a ring in gold with a pearl by Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia, made for someone with a tiny finger, and stylish silver and bronze pieces including a silver leaves bracelet by Arvo Saarela, huge bronze pendant by Pentti Saarpaneva and silver cuff by Anton Michelsen.


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Sven Palmqvist Kraka bowl, Orresfors, Sweden 1960s
Marianne Starck for Michael Andersen bowl with birds, Denmark c1960s
Sven Palmqvist Kraka bowl, Orresfors, Sweden 1954
Stig Sandqvist Teak Bowl Sweden 1950s


Éva Németh woven woollen wall-hangings, Hungary c1980s
Green c 79x99 cm, yellow c 79x98 cm


Above: Calle Johannson Autumn Landscape in Rydaholm, Sweden 1956, 84.5x36 cm framed
Below: Sven Andersson Pollux, Swedish folk art with a hint of Surrealism, 1971, 39x60 cm


Clockwise from top L
Solve Carlsson brass candle holder, Helsingborg, Sweden, H 34cm
Amsterdam School wooden newspaper holder 1930s, W 35cm
Bertil Vallien candle holder for Boda Smide 1960s, H33.5 cm
Amsterdam School Modernist wooden box with handle c1930s, W 25cm


Clockwise from top L
Lisa Larsen Children of the World series: East
Paul Hoff studio vase Gustavsberg 1989, W 21cm
Inger Persson tall studio vase Rorstrand Sweden 1960s, 27 cm
Nils Thorsson celadon glazed bowl with fish Royal Copenhagen 1950s, W 13.5cm


Clockwise from top L
Huge kinetic bronze pendant by Pentti Sarpaneva, Finland
Björn Weckström for Lapponia ‘Small Word’ 14ct gold ring set with a pearl
Arvo Saarela silver leaves bracelet, Sweden 1957
Anton Michelsen silver cuff, Denmark c1960s


We update our instagram feed with an item each day and produce stories as well.  Many of the pieces we show there are already on our website but from time to time we put a new item up there first and have started to get sales in this way. Do come and have a look if you are on instagram. You can find us there as @haresfur1

Update on fairs

We had hoped to start selling at fairs again, suitably kitted out with masks, visors and hand sanitiser in September. However the UK government are now saying these sorts of indoor events cannot begin until 1st October  and there is still quite a lot of uncertainty about that. We have lots of UK fairs pencilled in for October and November in London, the South East and Midlands. Keep an eye on the news section of our website for further updates.

Linda and Kevin Hetherington