A 1950s bowl produced by Rörstrand of Sweden. Light grey and maroon/claret.
It is a great example of the dynamic design in domestic pottery produced in the early part of the 20th century in Sweden.
Rörstrand, from the 1930s, became an increasingly designer led company. Employing, and commissioning many of the leading designers and makers from Scandinavia.
Carl Harry Stalhane was instrumental in creating modernist design for commercial output during his career with Rörstrand.
Produced only 5 years after the end of the 2nd world war - and at the same time as abstract expressionism was exploring tonal colours - this ceramic dish is emblematic of the changes and enthusiasm which the second half of the century introduced in design and arts. these works later ushered in the 1960s.
This bowl is very large and creates a beautiful stepping off point for any collection of domestic Scandinavian modernism.