|Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory
Jar with Cover
Designed by Josef Ekberg 1877-1945
22-3/4 inches high, 13 inches in diameter
Gift of the Decorative Arts Council and
Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion,
Historical Design Collection, New York
- This jar with a cover was made at the Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory,
near Stockholm, where high quality PORCELAIN
was developed for the first time in Sweden in the late 1800s.
- Josef Ekberg designed this jar in the ART NOUVEAU style, which took its inspiration from graceful plant and animal forms and a widespread interest in science at the turn of the century.
- This Art Nouveau jar was expensive, meant for those in Sweden with
money to buy luxury goods that functioned only as beautiful objects.
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