Bowl, ‘Argenta’ ware, glazed stoneware, silver inlay, designed by Wilhelm Kåge, made by Gustavsberg, Värmdö, Sweden, about 1953

Made by Gustavsberg in Sweden, Europe, 1945-1956.

The Gustavsberg factory near Stockholm produced superb modernist stoneware when Kåge, a painter and graphic designer, was art director between 1917 and 1949. His ‘Argenta’ and Cubism-inspired ‘Surrea’ series were particularly successful. ‘Argenta’ vessels, which resemble patinated bronze inlayed with silver have long been popular with ceramics collectors.

Summary

A4712


Bowl, mottled green glazed stoneware, decorated on side with raised metalic decoration of a mermaid riding on a large fish. A decorative line runs along the edge. The bowl rests on four feet. It is oval in horizontal section. It runs from a wide mouth, narrowing slightly at the base.

Dimensions

122 mm
122 mm

Production

Wilhelm Kage, Swedish, 1889-1960. Was art director at Gustavsberg between 1917 and 1949. Awarded Paris Grand Prix in 1925.
Acquired in 1956
Kage, Wilhelm
Gustavsberg 1945-1956

Source

Purchased 1956
9 January, 1956

Cite this Object

Bowl, 'Argenta' ware, glazed stoneware, silver inlay, designed by Wilhelm Kåge, made by Gustavsberg, Värmdö, Sweden, about 1953 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 June 2017, <https://ma.as/181821>
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