an enameled 'Corona d fiori' garden table, Milan, Italy and Svenskt Tenn Sweden, 1950-60's.
Diameter 100 cm, height 73,5 cm.
Some wear to the base.
50 000 - 75 000 SEK
5 441 - 8 161 EUR
The Collection of Hjalmar Olson (1902-1990), Gustavsberg. Acquired from Estrid Ericson, Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm.
Hjalmar Olson was president of Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory 1937-1968, and a Vice Chairman of LKAB 1962-1973. He was elected in 1942 as a member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences, where he was 2nd Vice Chairman from 1954 to 1956, and was appointed as the first honorary member in 1963. He received his degree in 1962 honorary doctor of technology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
As an engineer he studied modern porcelain industry in Germany. This took him to Gustavsberg porcelain factory already in 1929.
With his great interest in art and craft, he built up a private collection where quality was always of utmost importance. With help from close friends like Estrid Ericson, owner of Svenskt Tenn, he created his collection during the middle of the mid 1900's.
Patrick Mauriès, 'Fornasetti, designer of dreams', Thames and Hudson 1998, compare the interior of the Varenna villa bathrom with floral decoration by Fornasetti, p 260.
We thank Barnaba Fornasetti for assisting us in cataloguing this lot. The table with its enamelled top meant to be kept outdoors, as a garden table. The base is probably executed in Sweden, ordered by Svenskt Tenn.