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Berndt Friberg

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Studio: Gustavsberg

Designer: Berndt Friberg (1899-1981)

Period: 1960’s

Country: Sweden

Size: H: 6 cm [2.4 inches], W: 6 cm [2.4 inches]

Details and Condition: Very beautiful miniature vase in blue speckled aniara glaze by Sweden's master potter, Berndt Friberg. Signed: Friberg, Gustavsberg’s Studiohand, and the letter V for the production year. Friberg was born to a family of pottery makers and started his career as a youth at Hoganas pottery. From 1944 to his death, he produced ceramics for the legendary Gustavsberg Studio, the workshop created by Wilhelm Kage as a platform for artists to independently create unique ceramic art ware. Friberg threw and glazed all his stoneware vessels himself. He was a perfectionist and did not keep any pieces which were not to his satisfaction. He found inspiration in traditional Chinese and Japanese glazes while experimenting his way to his significant rabbit's fur glaze. His ceramics are included in the collections of the National Museum, Stockholm and the New York Museum of Modern and Metropolitan Art.