Posted 9 years ago
I was immediately seduced by the shape of this Lindstrand jug. It's one of the oldest pieces of my collection since it dates from 1934, and the form has this characteristic optimism of an age which didn't know its imminent future. It is 15 cm high, 19 cm long and weighs 415 g. It reminds me some constructivist shapes of soviet or Bauhaus avantgarde but already has the roundness of Lindstrand's designs. The catalogue pictures shows it with the corresponding glasses (which I don't possess, alas). One of them is put on the beak of the jug. The jug is from the first period of glass designs by Lindstrand in the Thirties who then worked for Uppsala Ekeby as a ceramist and returned to his favorite material only in the late Fourties. The decanters for Kosta which I showed you here
are from the beginning of this later period.