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    Posted 11 months ago

    Elisabethan
    (282 items)

    Found this wonderful teapot at the fleemarket yesterday. I just had to have it. The design shouted at me as soon as I saw it :)
    The mark tells me it was made here in Sweden by Rörstrand porcelain factory in the second part of the year of 1955. They made thousands of modells of porcelain items over the years, some modells have names some only numbers. The factory had several famous designers. I haven't yet been able to find out who designed this, might have to go to the museum to see if they have the information if no one here can help?
    The color is deep dark red and it has a square pattern.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Fabulous teapot, love that gorgeous deep lingonberry red glaze & lovely design
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 11 months ago
      Thank you Newfld, lingonberry red is a good decription :). Thanks for nice comment and love of my post. Have a nice Day!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 11 months ago
      Thanks Malkey and Watchsearcher for loving my post!
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 11 months ago
      Very nice deep red color. Love it my friend.
    5. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Very pretty piece of pottery! It will be a pleasure to use.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 11 months ago
      Thankyou Valentino and kwqd for your nice coments. Yes it will be a pleasure to use, used it yesterday and I did :)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 11 months ago
      That glaze is delicious!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 9 months ago
      Racer4Four thank you!
    9. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 months ago
      Beautiful! I think it would qualify as a basketweave pattern
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Thank you Maryh! Yes that is a good word for it.
    11. keramikos, 6 months ago
      Hi, Elisabethan. That is a delicious color.

      I was just poking around the Internet, and while I didn't find a twin, I did find this:

      *snip*

      Striking teapot and milk jug from the series 'Blå eld' translated to 'Blue fire' in English. In quality earthenware from Rörstrand, Sweden and designed by Hertha Bengtsson. Manufacturing began in 1949 with production until 1971. Both the color combination and the bold forms were unique at the time. The measurements of the jug are H15.5, W12, D11.5.

      Creator
      Manufacturer Rörstrand
      Design Period 1950 to 1959
      Production Period 1950 to 1959
      Country of Manufacture Sweden
      Identifying Marks This piece has an attribution mark
      Style Mid-Century, Scandinavian Modern
      Detailed Condition Excellent — This vintage piece is in near original condition. It may show minimal traces of use and/or have slight restorations.
      Restoration and Damage Details Light wear consistent with age and use
      Product Code FO-315667
      Materials Earthenware
      Color Blue
      Width 17 cm
      Depth 13.5 cm
      Height 18.5 cm

      *snip*

      https://www.pamono.co.uk/teapot-milk-jug-by-hertha-bengtsson-for-roerstrand-1950s

      Bengtson did that Bla Eld pattern in red as well:

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/245868460884083626/

      About Bengtson:

      https://www.mothersweden.com/hertha-bengtson.html

      I realize that it's not the same shape, but the glossy finish and underlying pattern of a handicraft made it seem similar to yours.

      In the Bla Eld pieces, the underlying pattern looks like braids or a knit, as opposed to yours, which as maryh1956 suggested, looks like a basket weave, or perhaps a tile mosaic.

      Anyway, I just thought I'd throw it out there. :-)
    12. mp.kunst mp.kunst, 6 months ago
      This one is blue:
      http://svenskatekannor.blogspot.com/2018/09/normal-0-21-false-false-false-sv-x-none.html
      Use Google translate otr the text.

      and this one is red.
      http://precisensan.com/antikforum/showthread.php?36287-Tekanna-R%C3%B6rstrand
      They think it is by Sven Erik Skawonius.

      and this one is orange
      https://www.xn--vadrdenvrd-s5af.se/s/3841381/tekanna-rorstrand-sven-erik-skawonius/https://www.xn--vadrdenvrd-s5af.se/s/3841381/tekanna-rorstrand-sven-erik-skawonius/
      and they also think that it is by Sven Erik Skawonius.
    13. keramikos, 6 months ago
      mp.kunst, Woo hoo!

      That is it! So, Sven Erik Skawonius. :-)
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Thanks keramikos! I love Hertha Bengtssons Blå eld. Very classy. I have held pieces of those and I agree there are similarities. But also differences.
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Thankyou mp.kunst. In the text about the blue teapot the writer also think it looks a lot like Hertha Bengtsson but comes to the conclusion it is by Gunnar Nylund.

      In the discussion about the red teapot a person anser that they say they read the mark (from the photo) that it sais SES for Sven Erik Skawonius. BUT I am not sure that is right. On my pot the is the number 552 and not letters. I wonder if they read it wrong. So I am certain what company and what year but still feel unsure about designer.
      I am very very greatful about the research but still think we don't have a sure answer. But again, thank you! Lets hope we find the answer soon :)
    16. keramikos, 6 months ago
      Elisabethan, You're welcome. :-)

      Ah, so it's not a settled thing that the designer is Sven Erik Skawonius.
    17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      No unfortunately not. I will keep you uppdaterad if I find an answer.
    18. Gillian, 5 months ago
      I wonder have you made tea in this wondrous tea pot? I would be so hesitant to pour boiling water into it.

    19. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 months ago
      I have :) only to find it is a teapot - it can take it :) ha ha but I see what you mean. It is mostly a jewel on my shelf. Sitting there looking good :)

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