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Royal Copenhagen bottle vase vintage Nils Thorsson Aluminia - Danish design
Royal Copenhagen Aluminia
Faience (Fajence) Studio Art Bottle VaseNils Thorsson Design (Danish)
Purple Carrot Antiques is working with a Living Estate clearance for a collector of fine and unique Mid-Century decorative arts and Danish Modern furnishings and accessories. The estate includes an interesting collection of fine art pottery, California Art-style ashtrays, and framed mid-century art in the Danish Modern and Postmodern style from the mid 1950s through the 1960s.
A very unique find in pristine condition, this beautiful 7" faience (fajence) bottle vase from Royal Copenhagen is in the late Aluminia line, designed by Nils Thorsson (the vase shows the Thorssen mark.)
Abstract birds design in a dark green-to-olive design on a dark aqua ground, darker color around the top with the aqua lining the interior. Textured semi-matte glaze to the exterior, smooth semi-matte to the interior.
This piece is from the end production of the Aluminia line (Alumina bought Royal Copenhagen in 1882, and the name remained in production as a separetely-marked line through the late 1960s.)
Looking at the mark on this piece, it's difficult to date because the ink stamped mark is not clear on the "Royal Copenhagen" and "Denmark." Our best guess on the dating is late 1960s, possibly 1969-1973. In 1969 the Aluminia name was dropped for the standard Royal Copenhagen stamp shown on this vase.
We note a scratch on the wave lines in the stamp (see detail photo) which could possibly indicate a second mark. Most seconds we've seen were more of a "scratched out" look, and this is a single scratch. If it was indeed marked as a second, our assumption is because of the legibility problems with the mark itself, and not a fault with the vase or the glaze, which are pristine.
Because of the exceptional condition of this studio art pottery vase, we are not selling it as a second, and rating it as a first quality piece.
Condition Notes (See mention above of a possible second mark, above.) Beautiful estate-fresh condition with no chips, cracks or stains. We found no noticable crazing or craqualure. No foot chips or unusual scuffing to the base. Beautiful, highly collectible. A museum quality example. We rate this vase a very strong 10 of 10.
- Measures: Approx 7" tall, approx. 4." wide at the shoulder. Foot is 3.75" x 2.75" The top is 1-3/8" diameter
- Impressed number: 3208
- Stamp marks: Royal Copenhagen, Denmark with crown, Fajence, and 3 waves, expected late 1960s mark. Legibility issues with the wording. (We are unable to give an exact dating because of this issue.) Nils Thorssen studio mark as expected. Wording around the mark is illegible.
- Hand Written Marks: 713/3208, E. We note one (.) mark over "Royal" between the A and the L, but cannot attribute this to a dating mark.
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