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Ceramic Tiles, Kähler Pottery (Denmark), 1920

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Christmas is approaching so I thought I’d post the most Christmas-y ceramics I own! Here are two tiles, manufactured at the Kähler Pottery, probably sometime between 1910 and 1920. They are both decorated with the so-called horn-painting technique popular on Kähler pottery at the time: the glaze was applied with a cow's horn with the tip cut off. A quill was attached to the hole and the decorator could adjust the amount of glaze with the quill (see also vetraio's vase with the same technique:

    All pieces decorated in this way are unique in a sense because the decoration was never exactly the same. They tiles are quite thick and also have glaze on the sides. They are very nice and decorative items!
    It is very likely that the tiles are the work of Jens Thirslund (1892-1942) who favored tiles and experimented with many types of decor and motifs. The tiles were used for tables, fireplaces etc.

    Size: 15.5 x 15.5 cm (6.1 x 6.1 in). Mark (only on the blue one): HAK Danmark

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      very beautiful!!!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Love these HAK tiles.
      Very beautiful items both.
    3. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Tusind tak, vetraio - same to you!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Great tiles and I love the info on the horn painting.
    5. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks, racer and Sean - and the rest of the 'lovers' as well!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      All the best to YOU & YOURS over the Festive Season JENSEN !!!!!!
    7. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      They are great, love them!
      Merry Christmas!!!

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