20th Century Swedish ceramics: Bukowskis' sale of the Jonason Collection. The ceramic animals of Gunnar Nylund were inspired by studies in nature
Mr and Mrs Jonason have collected Gunnar Nylund's ceramic animals for decades. Now
the humoursome and at the same time elegant creatures are for sale at Bukowskis. The items are made in series, and some are unique, original pieces.
The ceramic animals were
designed during three decades, starting in 1932 for the Swedish manufacturer Rörstrand.
What inspired Gunnar Nylundʼs creations, was the Swedish art historian and radical social
theorist Gregor Paulson's idea: ”More beauty in everyday life”, expressed in pamphlets in 1919. Instead of sentimental figurines of young ladies and children, there was a growing
demand for a more modern expression in design.
- It is easy to understand the joy of collecting the way the Jonason couple did. The collection is close to complete, says Eva Seeman, expert in 20th century design at Bukowskis.
The collection contains approximately 260 lots. Besides the ceramic animals there are also items from the Swedish porclain manufacturer Gustavsberg.
Viewing: February 16 - 20, open 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
(February 18th - 11:00am - 5:00pm)
Sale: February 21 at 4:00 pm