Posts Tagged ‘ceramics’

Pop goes the Teapot!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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Vintage orange Rörstrand Pop teapot with tins of tea

We picked up this lovely vintage porcelain teapot on Monday morning – a good start to the week!

Underside of an orange Pop teapot showing Rörstrand base stamp

A very striking piece in terms of both form and colour, it’s called the ‘Pop Teapot’ and was designed by Inger Persson for Rorstrand of Sweden in 1968.

orange Rörstrand Pop teapot with lid off showing the strainer

It doesn’t just look great – it’s very ergonomic too. You need a teapot to feel good in the hand and pour well –  which this one does. The integral stainless steel strainer is a very nice feature too. 

orange Rörstrand Pop teapot with lid off and strainer to the side

Displays well and does the job well – a classic piece of design! We’ve noticed that the V&A museum has an example in their collection. Not to worry if you don’t drink tea either – it would sit quite happily amongst other pieces of art pottery or glass.

Vintage orange Rörstrand Pop teapot

This brilliant red-orange example will be available in our web shop this week.

Royal Copenhagen Tenera vase

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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Royal Copenhagen Tenera vase designed by Johanne Gerber

This gorgeous vase has to be our favourite acquisition of the week!

Royal Copenhagen vase designed by Johanne Gerber

It was designed by Johanne Gerber for Denmark’s Royal Copenhagen Pottery in the 1960s.

stamp on the base of a  Royal Copenhagen vase designed by Johanne Gerber

It’s from the Tenera range and features this wonderful stylised fruit pattern.

detail from a Royal Copenhagen vase designed by Johanne Gerber

We love the subtle burnt oranges & yellows combined with the strong black – and the slightly dimpled texture adds further interest too.

Royal Copenhagen vase designed by Johanne Gerber

 It’s a good size, standing at just over 20cm tall and has real impact – in fact, it was the first thing we noticed in a large auction space filled with two hundred other objects!

Charity Vintage: Nymolle wall plaques

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

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Pair of vintage Nymolle wall plaques(ends 7 Jun, 2015 18:36:10 BST)

Sense* currently has this pair of vintage Nymolle wall plaques for sale. They were designed for the company by Bjørn Wiinblad. Best known for his ceramic pieces, he also produced posters, textiles and paintings. We’ve had a few of his designs – most of which we’ve kept for ourselves!

We have the complete set of 12 displayed along a wall leading up stairs. It’s a coincidence that the two months for sale here, April and November, are our birthday months. Funny that April (Justin) represents ‘Konflikt’ and November (Adelle) is ‘Optimisme’. You don’t need to be fluent in Danish to know what they mean! :-)

*Sense is the UK’s leading organisation for people who are deafblind or have associated disabilities. Our aim is to maximise the profits from items donated to our charity. Funds raised by Sense are used to help the deafblind and their families.