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Posted 2 years ago

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ho2cultcha
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This large [10" high x 10" wide] planter is beautifully made and unsigned. it's so perfectly made that i always thought it was machine-made, but i found signs of it being hand-thrown on the inside bottom and hand-tooled around the outside bottom. it looks scandinavian, but it's unsigned, so i have no idea. but the quality of craftsmanship is A++. Any ideas who made it and when? also, what's the best stuff to use to get the hard-water stains off with? thanks.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Italian?
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    maybe vetraio50. why do you say that?
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    The incised decor looks Italian. The form is more a German look to my eye.
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    hmmm... interesting. i did think that the form looked German, but i am not familiar enough w/ Italian ceramic decoration to know that part. thanks Vetraio50.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Most of the German firms pieces are slip cast. This one looks hand potted. The foot looks well finished too. The decoration was added later again on the wheel. The horizontal lines are easier done there.
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    it's finished so beautifully!! i've never seen a thrown piece look so perfect. i wouldn't have believed it if i couldn't see the fingermarks myself - but only on the inside. the outside rim of the bottom is also cut w/ a tool on the wheel. there is a strange, large lip on the inside top too. i've never seen that before and it looks difficult to make.
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    IMHO the Italian potters are underrated. I have a light blue modernist one on CW that rings like a bell. The finish is amazing.
  8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    i think this might be a piece by UPPSALA-EKEBY from the 1950s. what do you think?
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    UE? Hmm. I've had a few pieces. Check out the bottoms of their pieces. Glazed all over. Not sure. Have you seen this site?
    http://upsala-ekebysamlarna.blogspot.com.au/
  10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thank you for the link. i'm still going thru all these swedish blogs - looking at pics. i'm fairly convinced that it is Uppsala-Ekeby, despite the lack of glaze on the bottom. i'm sure that there was a pan at the bottom of it - to collect water, but that was lost before i got it many years ago. that piece was probably glazed all over and had the markings under it. the repeated leaf pattern, incised glaze design, brown clay, very faint finger patterns on the inside, overall shape, thick matte glaze, - all points to Uppsala-Ekeby. don't you think?
  11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    i think maybe Hjördis Oldfors is the artist.

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