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...POTTERY, PORCELAIN & CH…40 of 45Lisa Larson's Bulldog for Gustavsberg ???Portomarinica ashtrays set, Cerámicas de Castro/Sargadelos (1970s)
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    Posted 10 years ago

    austrohung…
    (584 items)

    I fell in love with this badger as soon as I saw it. Well, maybe it's because I did like Mr. Badger at "The wind in the willows" :)

    But from a designer's point of view I love the simple shape, the subtle changes of volume (you must hold it in your hands to appreciate it, no way i could show that in a picture)... and the way the colour patches are made. They remind me a lot of the work of the American illustrator Josh Brill (only Sargadelos style's comes from way further in time).

    I cannot tell who designed it or when was it first produced. I think these animal figurines were first released in the 90s, but I could be wrong.

    Sargadelos is a historic porcelain and ceramics factory founded in Galicia (North West of Spain) in 1806, but it was re-launched as a modern factory in the 1960s by the recently deceased Spanish designer Isaac Díaz Pardo. The factory has collaborated since them with artists (some of them great ones) and has a team of excellent designers.

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    Comments

    1. maryh1956 maryh1956, 10 years ago
      It is beautiful, I would never have guessed its origin, as it looks very Scandinavian!
      Love it!
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 years ago
      So cute! No wonder you fell in love with this line!
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 years ago
      Wait, isn't he the same as my otter?
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Yes, Amber, it is... take a look at the new picture :) don't they make a wonderful couple, no matter they won't be able to procreate? (after all they are made of clay! LOL)
    5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 10 years ago
      Thoroughly delightful, captivating!!!
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Heeey, thanks everybody for the loves and comments!!! It really is a nice badger, isn't it? :)
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 years ago
      Ooh i so love these guys, they're so cute:)
    8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks fran!
    9. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 9 years ago
      Nice badger, what size is it?
    10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks Gracay! It's about 11 cm long (a little over 4"?)
    11. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 9 years ago
      Thanks Austrohungaro, it's bigger than I thought. William

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