Wilhelm Kåge

a "Surrea" vase, Gustavsberg, Sweden ca 1940.

White so called carrara ware, partly painted in black, stamped GUSTAVSBERG SURREA KÅGE in grey, an inpressed S. Height 24 cm.

Minor chips to base.

Droit de suite: Yes

20 000 - 25 000 SEK

1 885 - 2 356 EUR

Hammer price: 
70 000 SEK
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Surrea was shown for the first time at the Nordiska Kompaniet's exhibition "Idyll and panic in the furnace" 1940. Kåge was then tired of the traditional forms, and according to journalist Gustaf Näsström, he had turned into a "Picasso at the turntable". Surrea was made as divided vases, whole white, painted or with a patterned twig. Production was very limited since these kind of objects were very complicated to manufacture, it was difficult to merge the parts without getting firing cracks.

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