Author: Pope, Caroline and Nick
Year Published: 2001
No. of pages: 240
Illustrations: 976 Color Illustrations.
Size: 11 1/2”x 9”
A wonderful reference for all who collect and enjoy Scandinavian porcelain and figurines. This extensive guide identifies and describes over 2,400 pieces, including 800 figurines, produced by the renowned Royal Copenhagen of Denmark from 1910 through 2000. The text provides a brief history of the firm, established in 1775, explains the company’s marks, and includes a bibliography.
Author: Aav, Marianne et al
Year Published: 2009
No. of pages: 315
Illustrations: 218 Color Illustrations. 167 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 9”
Founded in 1873, the Arabia factory grew to become one of Europe´s leading manufacturers of modern utility and art ceramics by the middle of the 20th century. In Arabia, Ceramics, Art, Industry, the contributors have placed a particular emphasis on design-related issues. The introductory chapter by Elise Kovanen gives an overview of the Arabia factory and its achievements over the years. Helena Leppänen presents a great deal of hitherto unpublished information on the working methods, techniques, and models of the Arabia decoration department, while Marjut Kumela describes the history of Arabia tableware services from the Asian-influenced revived styles of the 1870s to the incipient modernism of the 1930s and the new challenges brought about by the Second World War. Susanna Vakkari continues the narrative by discussing the design of utilitarian objects from the final breakthrough of modernism to products of the present day. Susann Vihma and Tapio Yli-Viikari analyze the design philosophy of Kaj Franck, who was an important artistic director at Arabia, with particular reference to Kilta and Teema, his best-known tableware services. Marianne Aav explores the output of the Arabia Art Department and its significance for the factory´s image. Each chapter is complemented by illustrations of works by Arabia´s designers. This book includes the Arabia Factory Marks.
Author: Aron Andersson
Year Published: 1984
No. of pages: 143
Illustrations: 14 Color Illustrations. 229 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8”x 8 1/2”
The mainly 18th century European porcelain collection shows us some of the most beautiful examples of handpainted fine china in the form of bowls, cups, plates and figurines. The collection includes Meissen china, other German, Austrian, Dutch, Italian and Spanish china, French china like Sevres, Belgian and Russian china from the 18th to the 19th centuries. Essays include Aron Andersson - a collecting scholar; European XVIIIth century porcelain; The Meissen factory in the time of Augustus the Strong (1710-33) etc.
Author: Birgitta Lundblad
Year Published: 1996
No. of pages: 200
Illustrations: 93 Color Illustrations. 111 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 10”
One the major Swedish porcelain factories that produced much of the famous wares that created the ‘Scandinavian look’ in the 100-year span from the 1870’s was Bobergs Faience Factory in the small town of Gävle. This comprehensive volume is the definitive history of the factory, its production and its designers until the 1960’s when the business closed. Nicknamed Bo Fajans, the factory and its town are a microcosm of industrial and social development in Scandinavia in our century, and bear parallel witness to the development of a modernist crafts philosphy and style. Exquisite photographs of exquisite art pieces by Allan Ebeling, Maggi Wibom, Eva Janke Björd, Gabriel Burmeister, Ewald Dahlskog, Maude Fredin-Fredholm, Eva Jancke Björck, Berit Ternell and many more . Extensive biography of each artist and their marks.This is an amazing resource for the collector and every one interested in design and ceramics.
Author: Laurtiz Opstad
Year Published: 1992
No. of pages: 159
Illustrations: 23 Color Illustrations. 117 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10 1/2”x 8”
Here are many exquisite objects from Norway’s Herrebøe Fajance Manufactory, ornate, formal blue and white, painted with overglaze. This is more than a book for the porcelain lover - it will be a valuable resource for the collector, as it provides complete information on marks, and the dimensions and provenance of the porcelain.