Gustavsberg pottery

Gustavsberg pottery

Post by Debb » Wed, 11 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Anybody know any source of information regarding Gustavsberg pottery?
I believe that it is swedish, but that's all I know at the moment.

TIA
Debbie

 
 
 

Gustavsberg pottery

Post by Kat » Wed, 11 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Debbie,

It is a factory that is quite famous in Sweden. The
factory was founded in Stockholm in 1825 by J.H.
Ohman and J.O. Wennberg.

They have produced a wide variety of porcelain,
ceramics, and pottery.

If you can take a photo or scan the Gustavsberg
mark on your porcelain I can give you a date in
reference to the mark.

                                     Regards,

                                      Kat

                                Stockholm, Sweden

Quote:

> Anybody know any source of information regarding Gustavsberg pottery?
> I believe that it is swedish, but that's all I know at the moment.

> TIA
> Debbie


 
 
 

Gustavsberg pottery

Post by Martin » Thu, 12 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

>Anybody know any source of information regarding Gustavsberg pottery?
>I believe that it is swedish, but that's all I know at the moment.

>TIA
>Debbie

You could try a search on one of the searchengines like Alta Vista
first.
When it comes to books I do not know what is avalaible in English.
Why, is there anything specific, or are you just interested in
general?

Regards
Martin      

 
 
 

Gustavsberg pottery

Post by Debb » Thu, 12 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Debbie,

>It is a factory that is quite famous in Sweden. The
>factory was founded in Stockholm in 1825 by J.H.
>Ohman and J.O. Wennberg.

>They have produced a wide variety of porcelain,
>ceramics, and pottery.

>If you can take a photo or scan the Gustavsberg
>mark on your porcelain I can give you a date in
>reference to the mark.

Thanks, Kat.
I haven't got easy access to a digital camera, but can use a scanner
at work, so I may take a picture and scan it, but it will take longer!

I have two peices that I purchased about 10 years apart. They are
quite dissimilar, and are *not* the argentea type, which is more
"available", not *common* though, here in the UK.

Surprisingly, both peices have the same signature painted on the
bottom, so I guess they must come from a similar period? One is dated
1921, and the other is not dated so obviously, but has a gold anchor
on the bottom.

I think they are both beautiful peices and would like to increase my
small collection.

Regards,

Debbie

 
 
 

Gustavsberg pottery

Post by Debb » Thu, 12 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Quote:



>>Anybody know any source of information regarding Gustavsberg pottery?
>>I believe that it is swedish, but that's all I know at the moment.

>>TIA
>>Debbie

>You could try a search on one of the searchengines like Alta Vista
>first.
>When it comes to books I do not know what is avalaible in English.
>Why, is there anything specific, or are you just interested in
>general?

I did try that, but none of the english sites (I can't read or speak
swedish!) came up with anything. Although I did get into the ebay site
as a result, and that has *lots* for sale! Deary me, I'm not sure
finding that was such a good thing :-)

I have two peices I wanted to know more about. I w asgoing to try and
scan them rather than describe them, but ...here goes...
one is light blue with like a layered slip/glaze pattern,
the other is an irridescent turquoise with gold painting in the shape
of a water lily. I have seen more of the "Argentea"(?)  type for sale
in the UK, but not much of other stuff, which is a shame.

Regards,
Debbie

Debbie

 
 
 

Gustavsberg pottery

Post by Martin » Thu, 12 Aug 1999 04:00:00


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Quote:
>I have two peices I wanted to know more about. I w asgoing to try and
>scan them rather than describe them, but ...here goes...
>one is light blue with like a layered slip/glaze pattern,
>the other is an irridescent turquoise with gold painting in the shape
>of a water lily. I have seen more of the "Argentea"(?)  type for sale
>in the UK, but not much of other stuff, which is a shame.

>Regards,
>Debbie

Well, I guess that my English is better than your Swedish, but having read the
description of your peices, I think that I have to wait for your scans.

Regards
Martin W.