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Herman A. Kähler (1839-1974), Næstved / Denmark ca.1920

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Art Nouveau3048 of 3150ART NOUVEAU VASEKoloman Moser 1899 Cover Lithograph
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Posted 7 years ago

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I love the decoration on these HAK pieces. The decoration technique is called "cow-horn" decoration. The horn painting was a difficult technique: a hollowed cow horn, with a goose quill, was filled up with slip, a new horn for each color. The decorator then painted onto the vase with the horn by laying on the slip through the goose quill using it as a pen.

This company produced fine wares in the Skønvirke style, the Danish form of Jugendstil. The design & execution by is by one of the Malerdamerne of this firm Næstved, Denmark ca.1920. I think they are by Tulle Emborg who had developed her very own style, both in terms of horn painting and wet decorations. With great creativity, she used both spoons and shaking movements to merge the colours. Her close cooperation with Nils Kähler had a strong resemblance to the old Kähler works, the classic art of pottery, and their work became a huge sales success.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks AmphoraPottery, BELLIN68, scandinavian_pieces & jojomang !
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Oohh that flower one is wonderful. I don't know how I missed so many of your posting V, I swear you can miss a ton if you blink!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks AmberRose & BeauxPurdy too and Bellin68!

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  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks guyfrmatl!
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    really beautiful!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks ho2cultcha!
  7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    WOW! these are BEAUTIFUL!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Thanks yet again ho2cultcha!
  9. sarahoff sarahoff, 5 years ago
    Beautiful! Thanks again vetraio for the info you gave me on our small vase made by the same artist!:)
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks sarahoff!
  11. inky inky, 5 years ago
    These are really lovely!...:-)
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks aeon and to you too inky!
  13. hannejdk, 4 years ago
    Tulle Emborg was a relative of mine, I believe she was my fathers aunt, I grew up about 35-40 miles from Naestved, where Tulle lived and worked, until I was 12 years old we didn't have contact with her. Then I started to go to a special dentist (I needed braces) in Naestved, and we connected with Tulle. Whenever I had an appointment in Naestved, my mother and I would visit Tulle, she was a kind lady, always served tea and cookies, (and sometime a glass of sherry) she had some of her ceramics in her little apartment, and she gave me a beautiful silver ring with and amber stone, and I believer I might have one of her ceramic bowls. I'm happy to see that she is remembered, both Tulle and my parents have been gone for many years, I reside in the US now, but am very pleased to read about my distant relatives that I remember from my childhood in Denmark.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thank you Hanne for those memories of Tulle Emborg.
    I'm so glad you like these!
    I think they are amazing pieces!
    I'm in Sydney, Australia!
  15. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    very beautiful!!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks HO2CULTCHA 'n JENSEN too!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks CINDB !!!!!!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks again MELANIEJ !!!!!!!!!
  19. melaniej melaniej, 3 years ago
    Really awesome pieces...
    First one with flower's is amazing....just beautiful.
    Vetraio you have a great eye! love looking at your collections and reading all the detailed info you know about them.
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks again MELANIEJ, these objects teach me so much!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks ANIK !,!,!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 29 days ago
    Many thanks DLPETERSEN !!!!!!

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