Currently held on consignment at Andrews Oakville
This excellent example of mid-century Modernist design is by Norwegian sculptor Gunnar Havstad (b.1901 - d. 1973) for his Pewter studio Havstad in Nesodden, Norway.
A design from the Machine age, Havstad brought to life the Modernist design principles of realising an honest expression of the function and natural material through the closely grooved circles to give a tactile décor.
A beautiful example of Scandinavian Modern design, this work is suitable for standalone display or lightly accented as a Ikebana vase.
Very Good. There is mild surface wear and a minor inversion measuring c. 2cm x c. 1cm that are commensurable with the age of the piece with the price reflecting the inversion. Please do refer to the photos as they form a part of the condition report. The underside of the vase is inscribed with 'Havstad'.
Height: c. 11.4" / 29 cm by c. 4.7" / 12 cm width (across widest point). Depth: c. 2.4" / 6 cm (across thickest point) Base diameter: c 2.8" / 7 cm x c. 1.9" / 4.8 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.6 kg / 595 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Gunnar Havstad (b.1901 - d. 1973) was a Norwegian sculptor, author and tinsmith who received his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm with Carl Milles, professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Havstad founded his namesake studio Havstad in 1928 in Nesodden, Norway. With just a dozen employees to create the designs, the factory went on to become the oldest pewter factory in Norway. Gunnar Havstad became known for having renewed the form expression in pewter and tin who was not afraid to mix pewter, tin with wood, brass and leather. Gunnar's son Sveinung Havstad took over the running of the company in the same workshop that was built in 1928.