New Items September 2021

Wednesday 1st September 2021 at 07:16

We have a good range of new stock this month. We start with a superb modernist silver and enamel tray designed by Arne L Hansen for leading Danish silversmiths Anton Michelsen. This is hallmarked for 1960 and is individually numbered from a small edition. This example is number 11. The gross weight is 902g. It was originally given as a presentation item in 1961 as it has an inscription engraved on the back to that effect.

Arne L Hansen silver and enamel tray for Anton Michelsen Denmark 1960, 35 x 25 cm.

Our selection of glass includes four pieces by the Swedish glass studio Studio Åhus. This includes three bowls and a later glass sculpture. One of the bowls is dated 1977 which was the first year they began making glass.

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Studio Ahus glass sculpture with coloured swirls Sweden 2007. H 20 cm.
Hanne Dreutler Studio Ahus "Tabac" bowl in white red and brown 1981. 18 x 15 x H 9cm.
Hanne Dreutler Studio Ahus "Queen" bowl in blue Sweden 1981. 20 x 18 x H9.5cm.
Hanne Dreutler Studio Ahus glass bowl with Swirls Sweden 1977. 15 x 10 cm.

Jewellery includes two absolute classic brooches for Georg Jensen, a famous splash brooch designed by Henning Koppel and a circular brooch, no 337, by Nanna Ditzel. The latter is the larger version of this design classic. We also have charming silver bracelet from Denmark, probably made in the 1990s.

Top  Georg Jensen silver brooch designed by Nanna Ditzel, Denmark, design 337 larger size diam. c 6 cm.
Bottom L  Modernist bracelet, Denmark c1990s. L 20 cm.
Bottom R  Georg Jensen 'Splash' brooch (design 88) by Henning Koppel, Denmark. W 4.8 cm.

Ceramics includes three small wall plaques and a sculpture. The two abstract wall plaques are by Swedish studio ceramicist Claes Thell and the figurative one is by Åke Holm. We also have a ceramic sculpture of an abstract figure on a wooden plinth by Birger Aberg.

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Claes Thell stoneware wall plaque Hoganas Sweden 1980. 20 x 20 cm.
Claes Thell stoneware wall plaque Hoganas Sweden 1980s. 20 x 19.5 cm.
Birger Aberg ceramic sculpture on wooden base, Sweden. 31 cm.
Åke Holm man with a flagon stoneware wall plaque Hoganas Sweden. 16 x 19 cm.

The largest selection of new items this months is in paintings. We have two beautiful works of female figures by the well-known Swedish artist Fabian Lundqvist.

Fabian Lundqvist Woman in a Hat oil on canvas Sweden c1960s. 60 x 52 cm. 

Fabian Lundqvist Woman in Hat with Chair oil on canvas Sweden. 46 x 55 cm. 

In addition there are eight small framed gouache by another Swedish artist Lars Norrman. He was originally encouraged to study art while he was in the merchant navy. After he did he became best known for his lithographs and poster designs, some of which were commissioned and sold by IKEA in Sweden in the 1970s. These gouache, based on the hairstyles shown in them, appear to be from the 1960s!

Lars Norrman Woman gouache Sweden 1960s. 30.5 x 25.5 cm.

Sizes are including the frame.