Vase

Alf WALLANDER: designer
Rörstrand Porcelain Factory: manufacturer

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About the work


Scandinavian design followed a different path from its European contemporaries at the end of the nineteenth century. Nature was still the source of inspiration, but Scandinavian designers were less drawn to the attenuated sweeping lines favoured by continental European Art Nouveau. Strongly nationalistic, they instead reproduced faithfully the forms of native plants and animals. They also advocated the revival of the techniques, shapes and motifs used in traditional crafts. In the 1890s
Alf Wallander designed delicate porcelains with elegant underglaze painting for Rörstrand. Later examples were decorated with simplified repeating patterns and glazed in a single strong colour, reflecting his growing interest in maintaining Swedish folk traditions.
Title
Vase
Artist/Maker and role
Alf WALLANDER: designer
Rörstrand Porcelain Factory: manufacturer
Date
c 1905
Medium
ceramic: porcelain
Measurements
23 x 25cm (height x diam)
Credit line
Gift of Diether Hanisch, 2001
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
2001/0200

This is one of the ceramics in our collection.



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