Posts Tagged ‘pottery’

The elephant in the room

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

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Vintage Gustavsberg Lisa Larson elephant tile with mugs of cacti

We’ve chosen this fabulous wall plaque that we bought on Monday as the week’s favourite buy. It’s only Wednesday, but we don’t think we’ll better it in the next few days!

Vintage Gustavsberg Lisa Larson elephant tile

This particular elephant in the room is the work of Swedish designer Lisa Larson – produced at the renowned Gustavsberg factory where she worked for over two decades.

Detail from a vintage Gustavsberg Lisa Larson elephant tile

We love the design – the raised, textured decoration forming the elephant and riders’ decorative costumes. The colourway is very attractive too with gorgeous cool blues and chalky whites.

Detail from a vintage Gustavsberg Lisa Larson elephant tile showing signature stamp

The condition is very good; it has the ‘Lisa L’ stamp to the front of the plaque and Gustavsberg paper label to the reverse. Everything a collector would want.

Detail from a vintage Gustavsberg Lisa Larson elephant tile showing the Gustavsberg label

It joins another one of her tiles in the H is for Home shop – a contrasting yet equally fabulous design in the form of a Viking ship.

Raija Uosikkinen lidded pot

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Vintage Arabia lidded pot designed by Raija Uosikkinen | H is for Home

We’ve selected this gorgeous little item for this week’s favourite buy.

Vintage Arabia lidded pot designed by Raija Uosikkinen | H is for Home

It’s from the Emilia range designed by Raija Uosikkinen for Arabia Pottery of Finland. She worked for the company from the 1960s onwards and produced some wonderful designs. The colourful preserve pots with stylised fruit decoration and the plates depicting the Kalevala legend also spring to mind.

Vintage Arabia lidded pot showing base stamp | H is for Home

This particular piece is a lidded sugar bowl… also perfect for jewellery, keys, loose change – or any small precious thing!

Detail from a  Vintage Arabia lidded pot designed by Raija Uosikkinen | H is for Home

We really don’t come across pieces from this range too often, so it’s lovely to handle them. They’re incredibly detailed, but also have a charming simplicity. Coming to the shop soon!

Charity Vintage: Stavangerflint Flamingo

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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Set of vintage Stavangerflint Flamingo pottery dishes

We love vintage Scandinavian ceramics from this mid 20th century era.

This fabulous selection of kitchen/dining ware is currently for sale on eBay – in 10 separate lots – all proceeds going to The Hospice of St Francis*. There are serving plates, dishes and tureens. They have 12 pieces for sale in all, a great opportunity to buy a ready-made collection!

It’s in the Flamingo pattern which was designed by Inger Waage for Stavangarflint of Norway… it’s spare yet vibrant – in gorgeous fresh yellow, green and blue.

Most of the listings end tomorrow night (12 July) about 9pm, a few of the others are ‘buy it now’ and finish in 19 days.

Get your bids in!!

*The Hospice of St Francis aims to bring peace, comfort and dignity to patients and families facing the crisis of serious illness. Care is free of charge and a flexible and individual approach is made. With a running budget of over £3 million a year, every purchase here, big or small, makes a huge difference.