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Tilgmans Keramik handled vase, made in Sweden circa 1960’s

This is a Great Tilgmans Keramik handled vase, made in Sweden circa 1960’s.

A Striking piece of Scandinavian pottery, very much in the studio / Fat Lava style. Rough and rustic with incised geometric motifs on a brown base. Decorated with orange, green, blue and white glazes in rough handpainted bands over.

Completed with a small decorative handle and a wonderfully mottled glossy glazed inner in turquoise. A real contrast to the Brutalist / Modernist outer surfaces, very reminiscent of designs of the era, and of Scandinavian ceramics.

Perfect for use as a small vase, as a pen / brush pot for use on a desk / in a kitchen etc. Very sculptural in its own right as a display piece too.

Would make a fantastic addition to any collection of Tilgmans / Swedish / European / Studio pottery, and would complement any Scandinavian / Nordic / Mid Century / Retro / Vintage / Modernist / Rustic styled interior.

Great Condition, no chips or cracks, some flakes to the rough glaze, nothing to detract on display.

Unmarked to the base, but the same decor can be seen on pieces stamped with the Tilgmans mark.

Measures 14 x 11 x 10.5cm / 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.25in.

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Danish Teak mid-century modern Viking bottle opener, circa 1960’s

This is a Beautiful Danish Teak mid-century modern style Viking bottle opener, circa 1960’s.

A Fabulous Scandinavian collectable, the head removes to reveal a bottle opener. Great design details, from the horns on helmet, the real fur beard, a wood button nose, beaded eyes and black leather ears. Great twisted rope arms, one has an attached shield with a brass cap, the other holding a brass and teak spear.

A Stunning piece, not marked, but undeniably Danish Modern in style, possibly by Hans Bolling / Kay Bojesen who produced very similar designs, and is so reminiscent of the era, the wood has lovely patination to match its age.

Would make a Stunning addition to any Danish or Scandinavian Teak collection, and would complement any mid century modern, retro, vintage, 60’s, kitsch or contemporary interior.

In Lovely Condition, some light tarnish, fraying etc, but only adds to the character and history of this vintage piece. The end of the spear is rough but this is common with other similar items so must be part of the design.

Measures 21 x 10 x 6cm / 8.25 x 4 x 2.5in.

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