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    Posted 5 years ago

    vetraio50
    (717 items)

    At the Wenty Collectibles Fair on the first of this month I saw this little vase and was surprised to see the Hjorth mark. For the life of me I thought it was Asian at first glance. At home I saw some others on the net that are linked to Eva Sjögren.

    I knew nothing of Eva Sjögren. On the net I did some research and unfortunately came up with the wrong person. Thanks to KarstenJensen I have to correct that wrong and do a bit more research on the mysterious Eva Sjögren. KarstenJensen mentions below that she was born in Stockholm in 1925. Daughter of Dr. Gunnar Sjögren, a businessman who retired early and became expert in Shakespeare. Her mother was an author of short plays. She worked for Kähler in Næstved 1949 - 1950 and then worked for L. Hjorth i Rønne 1950 - 1951. She stopped working with ceramics and moved to England, where she married Sir David Wilson, and she has since then been known as Lady Wilson." (KarstenJensen)
    It seems she had met David Wilson in Sweden when he was a student there at the Lund University. They married in 1955. He went on to be come Director of the British Museum from 1977 to 1992. Sir David is a distinguished Anglo-Saxon and Viking scholar. He was an Assistant Keeper at the Museum, 1954–1964 and then moved to the University of London where he became Professor of Medieval Archaeology and Head of the Department of Scandinavian Studies, before returning to the British Museum as Director. It seems they now live on the Isle of Man. Eva's career in pottery may have ended early but she is also the author of a series of books devoted to design including "8000 Years Of Ornament : An Illustrated History Of Motifs", "Early Medieval Designs From Britain For Artists And Craftspeople " and interestingly "North American Indian Designs For Artists and Craftspeople" and many more all under the name of Eva Wilson.

    The Danish Hjorth firm goes back to 1859 and continues today under the direction of a fourth generation.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Very nice. The glaze is beautiful and the pattern repetition almost mesmerising.
      You seem to find great things at the market - early bird with a very good eye!

      I had not heard of Eva Sjögren, although Christer is known to me. I have a glass sculpture by him (somewhere here).
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      It's here KAREN:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/123182-lindshammar-sculpture-christer-sjogren
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN & MIKELV !!! !!!! !!! !!!!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      She seems to have put a lot of thought into the making of this beautiful piece !~
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks PHIL !!! !!!! !!! !!!
    6. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      On first glance, looked African to me. Miles and worlds apart! [;>)
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks NEVADABLADES, AURA, JEARVE, THOMAS, MELANIE, JENNY & AGUSTIN too !!! !!!! !!! !!!!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      a stunning vase!!!! love Danish pottery!!
    9. Windwalker, 5 years ago
      What a wonderful Piece...Love hand made pottery...Nice catch....
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, WINDWALKER, VIOLETORANGE, GARGOYLECOLLECTOR, CAPERKID, NUTSABOTAS, GLASSIEGIRL, SWFINLUV & KIVATINITZ too !!! !!!! !!! !!!! !!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      many thanks BETTYBOO !!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MARTIKA, MANIKIN, LOVELYPAT & RADEGRUNDER !!! !!!! !!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ARTISLOVE & RÜCKLGLASS too !!!!!!!!!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!!!! !! !!!!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!! ! !!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks HILMI & MLUNA !!! !! ! !! !!!
    17. jbingham95 jbingham95, 4 years ago
      What a nice piece with a interesting artistic design.
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks JBINGHAM for those kind words and to you MARTIKA too !!!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks POIRE !! ! !!!! ! !!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks TONINO !!! ! !!! ! !!! ! !!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks TEDSTRAUB !!! ! !!! ! !!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks JENSEN !!! !! !!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ARTISLOVE !!! ! !!!
    24. artislove artislove, 4 years ago
      my guru vetraio youre Always welcome!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ZILLA !!! ! !!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Thanks TONINO & MRSTYNDALL !!! ! !!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks TRUTHISANARROW & THOMAS too !!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !.!.!.!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD & SYLVESTER22 !!!!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER & WORTHIT2 !!!!!!!!
    31. KarstenJensen, 10 months ago
      Wrong Eva Sjögren

      Eva Sjögren was born in Stockholm in 1925. Daughter of dr. Gunnar Sjögren.
      She worked for Kähler in Næstved 1945 - 1948.
      She worked for L. Hjorth i Rønne 1950 - 1951
      She stopped working with ceramics and moved to England, where she married
      sir David Wilson, and she has since then been known as Lady Wilson.
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Thanks for these comments KARSTENJENSEN. I will change the heading. Any idea of the designer if not Eva Sjögren ???
    33. KarstenJensen, 10 months ago
      The designer is Eva Sjögren - just not the Eva Sjögren you are writing about.
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Many thanks for that clarification. Do you mind if I use your bio in my correction ???
    35. KarstenJensen, 10 months ago
      That is OK. You are not the first to be confused. I just want the correct information to come out.
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Hi again Karsten. I've been looking around and am just wondering if the dates of her schooling are 1945-1948 and the period at Kähler in Næstved was 1949-50 ???

      The information on her is pretty scarce. But I have come up with a couple of things already.
    37. KarstenJensen, 10 months ago
      Sorry. You are right.
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Can I get you to have a look at what I have written KarstenJensen please?
    39. KarstenJensen, 10 months ago
      It seems correct except from the last two lines.
      I 1995 the old factory became a part of Bornholms Museum (BM).
      There is still a small production, and the items are marked BM.
      Ulla Hjorth and Marie Hjorth from 4. generation are in the museum from time to time.
    40. KarstenJensen, 10 months ago
      You can read about the factory here:
      https://bornholmsmuseum.dk/en/visit-us/hjorths-fabrik/
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      Many thanks MSCRYSTALSHIP !.!!.!.!!.!

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