a "Farsta" stoneware sculpture of a 'dragon fish', Gustavsberg studio, Sweden 1950's.
Turquoise blue glaze, the fens with studio stamps, FARSTA and signed KÅGE. Height ca 49 cm, length ca 56 cm, width 21,5 cm.
Firing cracks to interior.
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
16 309 - 18 639 EUR
Nils Palmgren, "Wilhelm Kåge konstnär och hantverkare" Nordisk Rotogravyr, Stockholm 1953. Compare the dragon fish sculptures, "Nya Farsta-pjäser", illustrated from an exhibition at the National museum in Stockholm 1953, p 223.
Gisela Eronn, "Wilhelm Kåge - Keramikens mästare", Prisma 2006, see this dragon fish illustrated p 93.
After the year 1949, when Stig Lindberg took over Kåge's role as Gustavsberg's artistic leader, Kåge finally got the possibility to develop as a ceramic artist. In 1953, Kåge was invited by the National Museum to show his artistic work at a large retrospective and critically acclaimed exhibition. Among the "new Farsta pieces", Kåge exhibited a number of large u-shaped sculptures, so-called "dragon fishes".
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