This trio of sweetly adorable and hand-decorated bird sculptures is by leading Swedish ceramicist and designer Lisa Larson (b. 1931 - ) designed in the early 1990s. Originally designed for Larson's exhibition, the production of the figures were by Larsons pottery studio Keramikstudion Gustavsberg. Larson is famous for her Modernistic animal sculpture designs that has created many popular series such as Stora (Large Zoo), Lilla (Little Zoo), and Skansen (Nordic Zoo) for Gustavsberg Ceramics.
The elegantly rounded yet sleek forms with inquisitive expressions really bring these works to life. The trio's Modernistic forms are beautifully complimented by the silky smooth, semi-matte Warm Sand glaze with the bare minimum of detail depicted in the hand painted eyes or dustings of shadow. These sculptures are further elevated by the gold glaze detail. There are 4 Fenix designs in total, ranging from: Fingal (tallest), Gottfrid (roundest), Ossian and Tekla (smallest). These sculptures have been decorated in different colours including the Warm Sand of this trio, Cobalt blue and Charcoal black. Beautifully modern and charming, these works bring elevated simplicity and warmth to their surroundings.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repair. There is mild wear of movement marks on the underside of the base for the figures, please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the bases are signed with Larson's "LISA L" with the Gottfrid's wooden base bearing the full 'K-studion Gustavberg' signature
- Fingal (Tallest) - Height: c. 7.6" / 19.2 cm tall (from base to tallest point ). Width c. 3.7" / 9.5 cm (across widest point). Base c. 2.8" / 7 cm (across widest point).
- Gottfrid (Roundest) - Height: c. 7.5" / 19 cm tall (from wood base to tallest point ). Width: c. 4.6" / 11.6 cm (across widest point). Base c. 2.7" / 6.8 cm.
- Tekla (Smallest) - Height: c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm tall (from base to tallest point ). Width: c. 3.5" / 9 cm (across widest point). Base c. 2.1" / 5.3 cm depth.
Unpackaged weight [Trio]: c. 1.3 kg / 1,250 g
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Lisa Larson (b.1931) is a Swedish ceramicist and designer. She is well known for many sculptures series including Stora (Large Zoo), Lilla (Little Zoo), and Skansen (Nordic Zoo), 'ABC-girls', 'Africa' and 'Children of the World'. Larson is well known for her warm-hearted, humorous, sometimes subtly ironic design and is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design.