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Johanne Gerber Baca Fajance Series Vase for Royal Copenhagen

$ 1,100
  • Description
    Designer: Johanne Gerber
    Royal Copenhagen
    Denmark - Circa 1960s
    Dimensions: 14.25" H x 5.5" W x 4.75" D
    Condition: Very good vintage condition.

    Behold this distinguished Danish midcentury "Baca" series vase designed by Johanne Gerber for Royal Copenhagen Denmark in the 1960s.. The vase stands tall, its rectangular form with rounded corners is a canvas for creativity, allowing the abstract motif to dance fluidly across its surface. Adorned with a dramatic pattern of birds, rendered in stark black, earthy brown, and vivid yellow, the design pops against the chalk white background, evoking the pioneering abstract art of Picasso.

    This piece is not just a vessel but a slice of art history, with full printed factory marks on its base that authenticate its heritage—Royal Copenhagen / Denmark / Fajance signed over Johanne Gerber's artist cipher. Johanne Gerber was an integral part of a collective of trailblazing designers and artists under the visionary leadership of Nils Thorsson, including names such as Berte Jessen and Ellen Malmer, each contributing their unique flair to the Scandinavian midcentury design movement.

    The vase benefits from a glazing technique perfected by Nils Thorsson, which ensures that each piece emerged from the kiln with a distinctive, hand-crafted look, akin to a painted canvas. This glaze lends a touch of the artisan, ensuring that no two pieces are exactly alike.

    Johanne Gerber's designs are recognized for their boldness, often characterized by striking contrasts and a complex interplay of patterns and textures. The vase you behold is a prime example of Gerber's daring use of color and form. With dimensions of 14.5 inches in height, 5.5 inches in width, and 4.75 inches in depth, this vase is a substantial piece capable of making a statement in any interior, from a minimalist modern space to a home rich in Midcentury charm.

    Incorporate this piece into your collection, and you bring home more than a vase—you embrace a legacy of design, a piece of the creative spirit that defined a generation of artists. It stands ready to hold your most beautiful floral arrangements or to stand alone, a singular work of art.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Glazed Ceramic
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Very good vintage condition. No chips, cracks or repairs. Additional photos upon request.
    Creation Date: Circa 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Patterns: Abstract, Modern
    Incollect Reference #: 695095
  • Dimensions
    W. 5.5 in; H. 14.25 in; D. 4.75 in;
    W. 13.97 cm; H. 36.2 cm; D. 12.07 cm;
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