an Art Nouveau glazed ceramic vase, Rörstrand, Sweden 1895-96.
Decorated in high relief with a modeled magpie among pine branches, richly painted in blue, green and brown. Signed A. WALLANDER, height 34,5 cm.
Some cracks around the base and glaze crazing.
35 000 - 40 000 SEK
3 375 - 3 857 EUR
The exhibition hall of Svenska Slöjdföreningen (The Swedish Handicraft Association), Stockholm, April 1896. This was Alf Wallander's first public ceramics exhibition. The collection consisted of 28 objects in flint or white-burning clay, made in a powerful relief, painted in strong shades of blue, green, yellow and red under the glaze.
Bengt Nyström, "Svensk jugendkeramik", Signum, Lund 2003, see the vase illustrated p 68.