Small stoneware biomorphic bowl by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand. Matte ivory hare’s fur glaze with grey variations and made in the 1950s. A modernist midcentury bowl in one of Nylund’s most recognised forms ARO.
Incised R for Rörstrand and three crowns with initials of artist GN. Also incised with model number ARO.
- Height: 5 cm / 2 in.
- Length: 10 cm / 4 in.
- Width: 7,5 cm / 3 in.
Very good vintage condition. No chips, cracks or crazing.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Gunnar Nylund (1914-1997) was a Danish-Swedish ceramic designer and potter and was best known as the artistic director at Rörstrand. In the 1920s he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He gave up his studies and went on to work at Danish porcelain factory Bing & Grøndahl. In 1930 Nylund and Danish potter Nathalie Krebs launched SAXBO stoneware to great acclaim, the same year Nylund was recruited to Rörstrand. Gunnar Nylund is one of the most celebrated ceramic artists of his time and is represented in museums and collections around the world.