China and Sweden: Treasured Memories


Second Section - Interaction


Tin glazed European Earthenware 'faiance'
Copying Chinese designs

57. Blue and White Saucer-dish

Rörstrand c. 1750
Diam. 22 and 12, height 4 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Faience with tin-glace and painted decoration in cobalt blue, inspired by Chinese porcelain: in center the motif "bird on the twig;" the rim with diaper-border interrupted by panels with floral motifs. Rörstrand is the oldest faience factory in Sweden; it began operation in 1727 in Stockholm.

58. Swedish Blue and White Flat-rimmed Plate
Rörstrand, Sweden, 1701
H. 2.8 cm, D mouth 22.8 cm D foot 12cm
Collection of the Röhsska Museum of Design and Applied Art, Gothenburg
Faience, (tao) with pale bluish white glaze painted in cobalt blue on brim and well and a central scene with fruit-trees growing from a rock. Signed: St 17/9 01. Purchased in 1910.

59. Swedish Blue and White Octagonal Dish
Rörstrand, Sweden, 1757
Mouth 32.8x23.3, Bottom24x15, H.2.2 cm
Collection of the Röhsska Museum of Design and Applied Art, Gothenburg

Faience, (tao) with white glaze painted in cobalt blue with central scene of islands and distant mountains surrounded by boarder with sprays of peony and lotus. Painted by Jonas Åberg, signed. Stockholm 26/3 57 - ÅB. Purchased in 1930.

60. Swedish Blue and White Large Flat Rimmed Round Dish
H. 5.7 cm D.42, 7 cm D. (foot): 20.7 cm
Rörstrand, Sweden
Collection of the Röhsska Museum of Design and Applied Art, Gothenburg

Faience, (tao) with pale blue tinted white glaze and decor in dark cobalt blue over glaze (camaieu) Rim with so-called "Berain" ornament (Jean B. 1637-1711 French designer), with three crowns and cartouches and shell-shaped ornaments and Pole Star in center. Probably designed by Christian Precht (C.B.1706-1779, Swedish designer,) painted by Johan Dahl, signed: Stockholm - J.D. Purchased in 1951.

61. Swedish Octagonal Tea Caddy
B 7,5 cm Deep 5,2 cm D mouth 2,7 cm H 12cm
Rörstrand, Sweden, c. 1740
Collection of the Röhsska Museum of Design and Applied Art, Gothenburg

Faience, (tao) with white glaze, painted in cobalt blue with roses growing from rock and trelliswork. Decoration by Johan Hedberg Signed: Stockholm - JHB. Purchased in 1927.





 

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