designed circa 1944, executed 1975-1979
executed by Royal Copenhagen, Denmark
stoneware with Solfatara glaze
impressed SALTO, numbered 20713, with blue wave mark and the firm's painted mark
11½ in. (29.2 cm) high
10½ in. (26.6 cm) maximum diameter
Overall in very good condition. An impressive example of Salto’s “Budding” form, the present vase presents with intricate decorations and a wonderfully dynamic use of the Solfatara glaze. The surface of the work presents with minor irregularities to the ceramic body and in glaze application inherent to the making and to the artist’s practice, including minute pinholes which are common for such works and not visually distracting. The underside with 8 protective felt pads. This lot has been inspected under black light and presents with no apparent evidence of restoration.
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