a pewter mirror, Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm, model 516, designed in 1927.
A framework containing lions, against a later mirror glass, mounted on a black stained frame. Height 96.5 cm, width 84 cm.
Reportedly Estrid Ericson had planned to use this one as a gate to her summerhouse "Tolvekarna" but later changed her mind and had it mounted as a mirror.
Hildur Hansson (1912-1999).
Hildur Hansson was born in Southern Sweden. Eventually she was married to Erik Hansson (b. 1906) but unfortunately she was widowed when Erik died in the Finnish Winter war 1930-1940. Hildur was left with their only child, Ingemar. Hildur Hansson had early on become good friends with Estrid Ericson (1894-1981), founder of Svenskt Tenn, and hence started to collect objects from Svenskt Tenn. An interest that continued over the years and their home was filled with some very special pieces of pewter as well as furniture from Svenskt Tenn. When Ingemar Hansson grew up he continued to cultivate the interest for items from Svenskt Tenn he had inherited from his mother. The collection comprises lots nr 329-377
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Arts in 1927, the version executed as a radiator grit was included in the exhibition "Swedish Contemporary Decorative Arts".
Nils G. Wollin 'Nutida Svensk Konstslöjd i Bild', Natur & Kultur, Stockholm, 1931, p 68, the model depicted as a 'a radiator grating'.
Monica Boman (ed), 'Orkidé i Vinterlandet', Carlsson Bokförlag, 1989, p 75.
Firma Svenskt Tenn, catalogue from 1931, Nordisk Rotogravyr Stockholm. A version of the model is depicted as nr 516.
Hedvig Hedqvist, Rikard Jacobson, Jan von Gerber, 'Modernt Svenskt Tenn', 2004, p 63, see the version as a radiator grit executed and the drawing depicted as well.
Anita du Rietz, 'Skönhet till vardags - Estrid Ericson och Svenskt Tenn', Lorensvik förlag 2018, compare picture of a mirror in the Svenskt Tenn archives "Albumblad från Svenskt Tenns arkiv med interiörbilder från butiken", p 308.