New Items for August 2021

Sunday 1st August 2021 at 13:49

Our selection of new stock items this month begins with glass. We include four large (and heavy!) glass dishes by Erik Höglund for Boda, Sweden from the 1960s. He designed these with a variety of different human and animal motifs moulded into them. Most of the ones that are seen are the small versions but these larger ones are both rarer and more impressive. Given how quickly we sold our last batch of smaller ones we don’t expect them to be around for long.


Erik Höglund
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Amber glass dish with man Boda Sweden 1960s
Blue glass dish with farm animals Boda Sweden 1960s
Amber glass dish with couple Boda Sweden 1960s
Green glass dish with two figures Boda Sweden 1960s

We also have a hand-painted, blue Open Minds large glass goblet/ footed bowl by Ulrike Hydman-Vallien for Kosta Boda. This is an impressive 20cm high and is a real statement piece that will brighten up any room.

Ulrica Hydman Vallien blue Open Minds goblet Kosta Sweden 1980s

Our new selection of art includes a mix of paintings and artist prints. We have a fine expressionist work in oils of a woman at a window by one of our favourite Swedish artists, Gunnar Jonn. This one is dated 1956. The other painting is a Mediterranean harbour scene by Erik Lo — another artist we look out for.

L: Gunnar Jonn Woman at a window Oil on Canvas Sweden 1956. 68 x 58 cm.
R: Erik Lo Ohlqvist Mediterranean Harbour Scene Oil on Canvas c1960s. 73 x 61 cm.

We have a suite of eight artist’s proof lithographs by Eke Bjerén. These date from 1974-92 and are mostly landscapes or nature studies with a real elegance to them. Bjerén was a ceramics designer as well as an artist. These lithographs are mounted, unframed.

Eke Bjerén lithographs
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Winter landscape, Sweden 1989. 40 x 34.5 cm
Swedish church in autumn, 1988. 45 x 34 cm
Autumn, Sweden 1981. 45 x 32 cm.
Harbour scene, Sweden 1992 . 41.2 x 34.5 cm.

Eke Bjerén lithographs
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Tree in winter, Sweden 1983 34.5 x 30 cm.
Landscape with fence, Sweden 1974 53 x 38 cm.Seascape, Sweden 1985 34.5 x 30 cm.
Still life with paints and bottles, Sweden 1974. 53 x 41 cm.

The other print in by an English artist Ian Weekley and dates from 1959. An artist and model maker, Weekley studied with the acclaimed artist Keith Vaughan in the 1950s before becoming an art teacher himself. His work is not often seen. This lithograph of boats at sunset has both a style and colour palette that are so typical of art in the late 1950s.

Ian Weekley Lithograph Last Boats In, England 1959. 63 x 78 cm.

We are adding two more items to our modernist silver section. The first is a Sterling silver bowl on a wooden foot by Sheffield silversmiths Viners. Perhaps better known for their stainless steel cutlery (anyone who grew up in Britain since the 1960s will have encountered some Viners cutlery) they also made fine quality silver items. The bowl dates from 1961. The second piece is a silver preserve pot/sugar bowl by Danish silversmiths Hugo Grün and is hallmarked for 1948. Interestingly it has Swedish hallmarks so was no doubt made for the Swedish market.

Top: Viners Modernist silver bowl with wooden foot England 1961. Diameter 23 cm.
Bottom: Hugo Grun modernist silver preserve pot and lid 1948. H 8 cm, diam. 9.5 cm.

There are two ceramic items included, a haresfur glazed vase by Gunnar Nylund for Rőrstrand from the 1950s and, also for Rörstrand, a studio vase in red and black by Sylvia Leuchovius from the 1960s.

L: Sylvia Leuchovius studio stoneware vase Rörstrand Sweden 1960s. H 24 cm.
R: Gunnar Nylund vase Rorstrand ASK 1950s Sweden. H 20.5 cm.

Our jewellery selection includes a rare pair of melon earrings for Georg Jensen and a silver and abalone pendant by Arne Johansen — a simple piece which catches the light beautifully.

Top: Georg Jensen 'Melon' earrings by Regitze Overgaard.
Bottom: Arne Johansen abalone pendant, Denmark c1960s.

Finally, we are also offering a two metre long hand-woven woollen Rőllakan rug from Sweden with a beautiful pattern in pink, blue and green.

Swedish handwoven woollen röllakan rug c1960s. 202 x 143 cm.