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Posted 2 years ago

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hi my name is michael belive it or not i found this beautiful item in a dumpster on a constrution site i was on.i dont know much about it .i was hoping someone that visits this site could shed some light on the history and vaule of the piece ?thanks every one enjoy

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  1. rebarhicks, 2 years ago
    sorry about the sideways pictures
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi! I have a bowl by the same maker on Collector's Weekly.
    As soon as I saw the colours I knew who and what it was.

    Nice pick!

    Erik Plön (1925 - 2004) was a well known Norwegian potter He set up his own pottery in 1946 in Hedmark just after the Occupation. The famous architect Eric Herløw included much of Plön's work in the Paris exhibition "Formes Scandinaves" in 1958. He won the Lunning Prize and did a stint in the US as a visiting professor at the Universtity of Chicago.

    He devised a series of unique glazes that have become his trademark. He did everything himself in his shop: working, throwing and sculpting the clay, and the firing and the glazing.

    A press release from February 07, 1964 tells of pots made in the US:
    "Norwegian potter Erik Ploen is currently in residence for three quarters as a guest instructor at the Midway Studios of the University of Chicago. He has been invited to exhibit at Italy's famous Triennale di Milano in 1964, and will show there stoneware made from a combination of Norwegian and Ohio clay. This is the first time he will use clay from this country. Mr. Ploen has been delighted to find the new kilns at the Midway Studios capable of reaching the high heat he thinks necessary for proper firing."
  3. rebarhicks, 2 years ago
    thanks any idea of the vaule
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    There are a couple on the internet. They have been there for ages. The values of ceramics have plunged since the GFC. People are still hanging out for prices that were hoping to get a few years ago, probably inflated even then.

    Check out the alternative spelling on google: "erik ploen" and you'll see one very similar.

  5. rebarhicks, 2 years ago
    ok thanks a bunch
  6. kstieffel, 7 months ago
    I really like the vase. Do you still have it? and is it for sale?

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