Hand-thrown large unglazed earthenware jar / vase by Svend Hammershøi from the Kähler ceramic factory in Næstved, Denmark. 1938. Signed HAK, SH 25 Marts 38.
Height: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Diameter: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
Style: Art Deco (Of the Period)
The story about Svend Hammershøi. Svend Hammershoi (1873-1948) was an illustrator, painter and trained potter. He joined Kähler in 1893 and worked at the workshop until his death in 1948. So Svend Hammershøi was the artist attached to Kähler's workshop for the longest time.
Over the years, Svend Hammershøi became a world-renowned artist, and his works can be seen at museums around the world. However, when he joined Kähler, he was very interested in learning the art of design, and therefore, he worked many hours at the potter's wheel in the beginning. He was particularly fond of hand-throwing the large jars and vases as the example here, thereby giving them the exact unique expression he wanted.