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A TIRAZ FRAGMENT. The Middle East 9th-11th century, probably Egypt. 33 x 23,5 cm.

A pale polychrome pattern of stylized inscriptions and ornaments. Islamic. Framed.

Wear, damages, holes, stains.

Droit de suite: No

6 000 - 8 000 SEK

566 - 755 EUR

581 - 775 USD

Hammer price: 

The Collection of Hjalmar Olsson (1902-1990), Gustavsberg, Acquired from Estrid Ericson, Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm.
Hjalmar Olson was the president of Gustafsberg Porcelain Factory (1937-1968) and 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 1954-1956, 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 had studied modern porcelain industry in Germany. This took him to Gustafsberg Porcelain Factory already in 1929.
With his great interest in arts and crafts, he built 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 1900's.
Also compare Bukowskis, Sale 583, Dec 2, 2014, Lot 255-290.

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