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Gunnar Nylund

(Sweden, 1904-1997)
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
3 440 - 5 160 EUR
3 580 - 5 380 USD
Hammer price
175 000 SEK
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Gunnar Nylund
(Sweden, 1904-1997)

'Saint George and the Dragon', a monumental stoneware sculpture, Rörstrand, Sweden, mid 1900s.

Glazed in green hues, signed by the base NYLUND R and possibly a date (blurred), height ca 86 cm, length ca 90 cm, width ca 60 cm.

Some minor firing cracks, a couple of these have been filled when manufactured.


Petter Eklund, 'Gunnar Nylund, konstnär och industriformgivare', Historiska Media 2017, compare the model illustrated p 102.

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In 1943 Gunnar Nylund executed a sculpture, S:t Göran och draken (Saint George and the dragon) that was shown at Rörstrand's exhibition at the National Museum in Stockholm.


Gunnar Nylund (1904-1997) was a Swedish ceramicist, designer and sculptor. Gunnar Nylund was active for periods at Bing & Grøndahl, for a few years had his own workshop, Saxbo stentøj, and worked at Nymølle ceramic factory in Denmark. For most of his working life he lived in Sweden and was employed at Rörstrand porcelain factory 1931-59 where he was also assigned the role of artistic director. He has become known for his many different animal sculptures in stoneware, but he also made lots of vases, bowls, lamp bases, etc., as well as tableware and other utensils. Nylund also designed glass for Strömbergshyttan.

The demand for much of Gunnar Nylund's stoneware has increased in recent years, most sought after are early and unique large animal sculptures and large decorative vases with refined glazes. Even the rustic chamotte ware has received a greater demand, for example the spiky so-called 'hedgehog' vases.

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