Posted 8 years ago
The works of Karin Blom (1881 – 1951) are not often encountered. I have found out little about her and would love to know more.
In a 1956 limited edition book (1000 copies) on Patrick Nordstrom there is text on page 65 describing the type of vases produced for the 1914 Baltic Exhibition in Malmo, Sweden – vases that were an apparent collaboration between Nordstrom and Blom, specifically:
"We also see the beginning of decoration on stoneware with Karin Blom’s beautiful work where flowers, leaves, and branches are painted like ornaments with Nordstrom’s different blue, green and yellow/brown colored glazes.” (This is a rough translation from Danish)
Before 1916 every piece of stoneware made at Royal Copenhagen was individually numbered and therefore unique. All three of the vases shown here were made before that date (circa 1912-14) and are not typically found for sale.
Vase #1: 7.5 inches tall
Vase #2: 6 inches tall
Vase #3: 5 inches tall
Photo #4: typical mark/signature
Here is a link to a PICASA web album showing other examples of Karin Blom’s work. These represent most of the pieces I have seen in several years of periodically searching the internet, including the three I own (with their marks/signatures).