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Three Vases, Soren Kongstrand Pottery (Denmark), 1911-1919

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    Posted 7 years ago

    jensen
    (100 items)

    On a previous occasion I have posted a Kongstrand vase with a slightly idiosyncratic glaze combination (black with white dots, combined with lustre: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/110771-kongstrand-vase-denmark-1910s), and I now post some other vases showing off the results of Kongstrand’s glaze experiments.

    On the left a vase with a fantastic blue crystalline glaze. The shape is typically simple, allowing the glaze to ‘shine’. In general, Kongstrand was inspired by nature and many of the glazes have names such as ‘butterfly’s wing’, ‘silk’, ‘snowflake’ etc., but I don’t think this glaze had a name. On the right, however, are two smaller vases, which I bought very cheaply on a flea market (the seller hadn’t seen the (faint) mark, or didn’t know it). They are decorated with a black and white crazed glaze called ‘hoarfrost’. This type of glaze is unique to the Kongstrand pottery.

    Height of blue vase: 9.5 cm. It is marked with ‘SK’ for Soren Kongstrand and ‘Esbjerg’ (town where the pottery was located). Height of the two b/w vases: 9 and 10 cm. They are marked with ‘SK’.

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      I really like these vases JENSEN....... But the 'Rimfrost' pieces are SPECIAL!
      Thanks for sharing them!
    2. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks, vetraio (and the rest of you as well!) - and yes, the 'Rimfrost' glaze is quite unusual!
    3. inky inky, 7 years ago
      Just wonderful!...fabulous blue..love them all!...:-)
    4. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the kind comment, inky!
    5. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 7 years ago
      Love the two hoarfrosts....
    6. artislove artislove, 6 years ago
      lovely glaze like to feel it...!!!!
    7. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 6 years ago
      Love the hoarfrost glaze. Reminds me of a wintry day.
    8. jymmyp, 4 years ago
      Such a blue !!
      Amazing !

      My personnal collection on 3DG : https://www.3dgalleries.com/profile/fdb

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