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Anna Lisa Thomson for Upsala Ekeby Sculptural Earthenware Floor Vase, 1950s-60s

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This exceptional work of Swedish Mid Century Modern design is a floor vase of the Paprika series by ceramist and painter, Anna-Lisa Thomson for Upsala Ekeby.

Thomson is perhaps best known for her Paprika (Peppers) series, which she designed in 1948 and it is Paprika that would go on to become the best-selling series in Upsala-EkebyÕs history.

The series is characterized with slender, seemingly austere vases with a decor of glazed white or green, lance-shaped leaves. The combination of the leaves and the unglazed elements hit a striking contrast.

The Paprika vases and indeed, this vase is distinctly tactile. The unglazed surface is scored using the Sgraffito technique, where the 'unpolished wood' pattern is carved into the surface and the same technique is evident in the pattern of the lance-shaped leaves.

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  • Dimensions: Height: c. 21" / 52.5 cm tall (from base to rim) x 5.1" / 13 cm base diameter. Diameter: c. 7.3" / 18.5 cm (across widest point. Rim diameter: c. 3.5" / 9 cm. Unpackaged weight: 5.2 kg / 5,170 g.
  • Condition: Very Good. There is one repaired and negligible chip measuring c. 1" x c. 1" and a hairline crack on the interior white glaze of the rim that is not visible externally. Light use wear is present on the interior of the vase.
  • Fabric Content: Ceramic
  • Vendor Colour Code: CREAM
  • Vendor Style Code: 1311181106
  • Andrews SKU: 6106-0037
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