An Exceptional Swedish Farsta Stoneware Vase
Item Number: 8862
Location: Greenwich Village
Height: 19 in.
Diameter: 5.5 in.
Height: 48.3 cm.
Diameter: 14 cm.
An impressive vase with gorgeous colored glaze by a renowned master. The molded lip above an impressed cylindrical body on six feet, the whole divided horizontally and vertically and in a mustard-yellow and turquoise-blue drip glaze. Marked: Gustavsberg Studio Farsta Kåge K9
In great overall condition, a very fine example of this celebrated designers work.
Wilhelm Kåge (1889-1960) was a painter and leading twentieth century Swedish ceramist. After his success at the 1917 Hemutställningen exhibition, where he displayed his works with leading Swedish designers Carl Malmsten, Gunnar Asplund, Uno Åhrén and Carl Bergsten, Kåge went on to work for and become artistic director of Gustavsberg Porcelain. Along with Stig Lindberg and Bernt Friberg, he established the famed Gustavsberg Studio dedicated to the studio production of ceramic works of art.