Posts Tagged ‘Grete Prytz’

Charity Vintage: Orange Cathrineholm bowl

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

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vintage orange & white enamel Cathrineholm 'Lotus' bowl up for auction on eBay for Charity by Strut for Charity
Orange Cathrineholm bowl being sold in support of Strut in the Community*
(Ends 6 Feb, 2013 20:18:33 GMT)

Last week we helped a charity to publicise a Miroslav Sasek matchbook that they we’re auctioning on eBay. Then we thought – why don’t we do this more often? And so we shall!

This is the first of a new feature where we highlight vintage goodies listed on eBay where 100% of the sale is given to charity.

*Strut in the Community offers respite care for children with special needs by organising After School Clubs, Youth Clubs, Playdays & Residential Holidays

Lotus Position

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Multicoloured group of Cathrineholm enamelware

Amongst the items of fresh stock for next week we’ve got some lovely Cathrineholm pots & pans that we recently picked up.

Orange Cathrineholm saucepan detail

This range of enamelware was designed by Grete Prytz Kittelsen in the 1950s.

Blue Cathrineholm saucepan

Grete Prytz was born in Norway in 1917 to a famous, Oslo-based family of goldsmiths.

olive green Cathrineholm kettle Olive green Cathrineholm kettle

Between 1936 & 1941 she studied at the National College of Arts & Crafts. After graduating she went to work for the family firm designing jewellery and metalware.

Dark blue Cathrineholm coffeepot

Enamelling was a Norwegian speciality in the early years of the 20th century, a technique which Grete revived, drawing on the family’s expertise in this field. Characteristic of her designs were the abstract motifs and striking colours such as her Lotus range illustrated here.

There was an exhibition of her work at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design) in Oslo until the end of August 2008. There is also a book/catalogue to accompany the exhibition available here.

If you’re a collector or are interested in seeing more of this work have a look at the Lovers of Cathrineholm Designs Flickr group.