Posted 3 years ago
I love the decoration on these HAK pieces. The decoration technique is called "cow-horn" decoration. The horn painting was a difficult technique: a hollowed cow horn, with a goose quill, was filled up with slip, a new horn for each color. The decorator then painted onto the vase with the horn by laying on the slip through the goose quill using it as a pen.
This company produced fine wares in the Skønvirke style, the Danish form of Jugendstil. The design & execution by is by one of the Malerdamerne of this firm Næstved, Denmark ca.1920. I think they are by Tulle Emborg who had developed her very own style, both in terms of horn painting and wet decorations. With great creativity, she used both spoons and shaking movements to merge the colours. Her close cooperation with Nils Kähler had a strong resemblance to the old Kähler works, the classic art of pottery, and their work became a huge sales success.