New Items September 2023

Saturday 2nd September 2023 at 13:23

Anyone with an interest in Scandinavian ceramics will know that one of the hottest areas for collecting at the moment is from the Danish studio of Saxbo which was in operation from 1928-68.  The designs of Eva Staehr-Nielsen (1919-76) in particular have seen a huge rise in interest in the last five years.  We have managed to acquire an iconic split jug by in blue and of the smaller size. This is one of the most recognisable and iconic designs in Danish stoneware and a must-have for any serious collectors.

Eva Staehr-Nielsen blue split jug Saxbo Denmark 1950s. h 18.5 cm.


Other ceramics include two Swedish items, a small bowl Arthur Andersson for Wallakra and a nice, early wheel plate by Allan Ebeling for Bo Fajens from the 1920s.

In British ceramics we have a rare vase by Colin Melbourne for Beswick. Famous for his modernist designs and freeform shapes, especially stylish animal figures, he also produced a number of now sought-after vase designs and this is one of these.


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Colin Melbourne vase 1399 Beswick England 1950s. 15.5 cm.
Arthur Andersson Wallakra ceramic bowl Sweden 1950s. 4.5 x 10.5 cm.
Allan Ebeling Bo Fajens ceramic wheel plate Sweden 1920s. Diameter 21 cm.


Glass items include an interesting group of pieces from the Flygsfors. Best known for their freeform, ornately shaped pieces in the Coquille range by Paul Kedelv we offer something a little different. We have a rare early piece of art glass by William de Moor from 1940 and three pieces by Viktor Berndt from the 1950s/60s, two vases with surface pattern and a small and very stylish smokers’ set.


Other glass items include a white striped bowl from Nybro from the 2000s and a slender sputnik vase by Asta Stromberg. Interestingly these were made from the 1950s at Strombergshyttan but this one has the sticker for Orrefors. The reason being that Orrefors purchased the other factory in the mid-1970s and continued to produce some of their designs. This means this one dates from the late 1970s.

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William de Moor flared glass vase with lines Flygsfors Sweden 1940s. H 15 diam. 17.5 cm.
Viktor Berndt Flygsfors glass vase with painted hooped design. H 16 cm.
Viktor Berndt glass vase with abstract pattern Flygsfors Sweden 1950s. H 19 cm.
Viktor Berndt Flygsfors grey glass smokers' set Sweden 1960s. H 5 L 6.5 cm.

L  Anders Lindblom white striped glass Twist bowl Nybro Sweden  check 2000s.
R  Asta Stromberg Sputnik glass vase Orrefors Sweden 1970s. H 31 cm.


In our selection of jewellery we have included a fine pendant, shaped like a flower, by one of our favourite Swedish designers Theresia Hvorslev. There are also two cabochon brooches from Finland and a very funky silver ring by Erik Granit & Co from the 1960s.

Clockwise from L
Theresia Hvorslev silver pendant and chain, Sweden 1972. Pendant 5.3 x 7 cm, chain 69.5 cm.
Silver ring with hexagons design by Erik Granit & Co Finland 1965. 17mm/ O1/2.
Modernist oval brooch with light grey cabochon, Finland c1960s. 4.5 cm.
Modernist brooch with milky-white cabochon, Finland c1960s. 5 cm.


We have another modernist silver ingot designed by Gerald Benny in the UK. This was given to employees of ARUP for 10 years service. This one comes in its presentation case and with the associated paperwork and is hallmarked for 2014 though the piece was first designed in 1965.

Gerald Benney modernist sterling silver ingot paperweight. London 2014. 244g. 10 x 1.5 x 1.5cm. In presentation box with certificate.