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    Posted 8 years ago

    VioletOrange
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    Had this information on my computer, can't remember where I got it:

    One of the most influential Scandinavian ceramicists of the twentieth century, Patrick Nordström (1870-1929) was renowned for his pioneering development of glazing techniques and his exploration of Asian forms and aesthetics. Swedish by birth, Nordström spent his professional life in Denmark, working from independent studios (1902-1910, 1923-1929) and at Royal Copenhagen (1911-1922) where he was technical manager and a contributing artist.

    Due to burgeoning interest in stoneware, Nordström was initially hired by Royal Copenhagen to develop glazes for this medium. By studying early trials that had been conducted at Sèvres, and through his own experiments, Nordström developed a number of complex glazes, largely contributing to the artistic and commercial successes of the company in the 1910s and 1920s.

    In addition to his development of technical advances, Nordström created a large body of studio work for Royal Copenhagen. His designs were characterized by naturalistic forms and virtuosic glazing treatments, demonstrating the influence of Japanese and Chinese art on Nordström’s own aesthetics, as well as prevailing Danish tastes at this time.

    All these vases were made while Nordström was at Royal Copenhagen:

    Vase #1: 8 inches tall, 3 wave mark, PN, 1-11-1921, III
    Vase #2: 11 inches tall, 3 wave mark, PN, S with 398 in 3 sided "box" {
    Vase #3: 5 inches tall, 3 wave mark, PN, S.2648
    Vase #4: 8.5 inches tall, 3 wave mark, PN, E5-10, 1921, I

    Numbers 2 & 3 were made circa 1912 or 1913, I believe.

    Nordstrom PICASA slideshow:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/104071982751589208246/PatrickNordstrom?authuser=0&feat=directlink

    Perhaps others can add details/information about this great ceramic artist.

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    Comments

    1. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 8 years ago
      all of them are great...!!!
    2. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 8 years ago
      just have these links
      http://www.jasonjacques.com/works/patrick-nordstrm/
      http://intl.lauritzblog.com/2011/10/28/patrick-nordstrom-1870-1929/
      http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections?&where=Denmark&who=Patrick+Nordstr%C3%B6m&pg=1
    3. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      "monkey", THANKS for the info, the lauritzblog is especial great.
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      stunning!!!!!!
    5. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Here is a PICASA web album of Nordstrom pots I put together from various internet sites. The four bottoms shown are the marks on the above pieces.
      Slideshow view is best.

      https://picasaweb.google.com/104071982751589208246/PatrickNordstrom?authuser=0&feat=directlink
    6. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Here is another New York City business that has Nordstrom:
      http://www.freeformsusa.com/ceramics/nordstrom.htm
    7. jensen jensen, 8 years ago
      I was in the Free Forms store just three days ago in NYC! - they have some incredible stuff there. Your vases are amazing!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      OKAY!!! Violet keep rubbing it in!!!! LMAO!!!!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Fabulous shapes and wonderful post!
      Thanks to you all!
    10. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      jensen, icollectglass

      I used to live in NYC. I have a friend that has a shop on the same floor as FreeForms. The store is Ensemble and his name is Earl Johnson.
    11. maryh1956 maryh1956, 8 years ago
      Love them all!
    12. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thank you everyone
    13. cogito cogito, 8 years ago
      Wow! I love them all. The first I suspect is one of the rarer pieces because of the retained top, while the second and third have glaze effects to die for. The fourth is just simple, yet elegantly classic. You've sold me on the merit of Nordstrom!
    14. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thanks cogito. You are right about the first one being rarer because of the top. Some examples have both a metal lid and stand - and if you combine that with a great glaze the value/prices can exceed $10K. I also know at least two dealers who are "rumored" to have a drawer full of lids. I have seen high prices for pieces by Carl Halier and others for exampleswith the metal lids & stands.
    15. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      cogito

      If you didn't see it, this slideshow has many nice examples
      https://picasaweb.google.com/104071982751589208246/PatrickNordstrom?authuser=0&feat=directlink
    16. kunstform kunstform, 8 years ago
      Excellent. Thanks for sharing these top objects.
    17. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      kunstform,

      Really like the glaze on your PN vase
    18. kunstform kunstform, 8 years ago
      Thanks VioletOrange
    19. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thanks Leah
    20. jensen jensen, 8 years ago
      I've posted my little PN vase - just for the sake of comparison!

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