Johanne Gerber - Two Dishes and a Vase, Baca Series - Royal Copenhagen, Denmark

Johanne Gerber - Baca - collection 2 - 15-09-2019 exp
Johanna Gerber - Bacca vase lying 15-09-2019 exp
Johanne Gerber - Baca - large dish - standing - 15-09-2019 exp

Artist

Johanne Gerber (Décor design) and Nils Thorsson (Artistic Director) for Royal Copenhagen. The design group led by Nils Thorsson were responsible for the hugely popular “Tenara” and “Baca” earthenware series produced by Aluminia and Royal Copenhagen between 1962 and 1984.

There were 10 décor designers who each had their own monogram stamped underneath each piece. In the Baca series these monograms were placed within a circle hence the name Baca (Baca translates into round fruit / berry from Latin).

Most of the form were designed by Nils Thorsson and a special glazing technique was developed by him so every piece turned out slightly different, giving a hand made appearance.

The designs of Johanne Gerber often featuring strong contrasting colours as in this example, and often with complex layering of patterns and textures. All of Johanne’s designs have quite a painterly quality.

Description

Two dishes (models 2885 & 2882) and a vase (model 3259) from the “Baca” Fajance series Royal Copenhagen.

Décor (no 780) designed by Johanne Gerber, depicting abstracted flowers in different shades of blue overlaying and overlayed by brown abstracted branches.

 

Price including VAT: € 487

Execution

Royal Copenhagen, Denmark 1968-1979

Johanna Gerber - Bacca large dish back and marks 15-09-2019 exp

Condition

Excellent condition

Marked

The Vase is stamp-marked Royal Copenhagen Denmark, Fajance, JG
Monogram in ring, Décor no 780 and model no 3259 and décor painter mark “M”. Produced between 1975-1979.

The small dish is stamp-marked Royal Copenhagen Denmark, Fajance, JG
Monogram in ring, Décor no 780 and model no 2882 and décorpainter
mark “A”. Produced in 1968.

The Large dish is stamp-marked Royal Copenhagen Denmark, Fajance, JG
Monogram in ring, Décor no 780 and model no 2885 and décor painter mark “A”. Produced between 1969 – 1974. This piece also bears a red paper sticker by the well know department store Illum (Illums Bolighus) in
Copenhagen.

Literature

Baca catalogue, Copenhagen 1973

Dimensions

Vase: H. 22 cm, W. 7,5 cm, D. 7,5 cm
Small Dish: H. 2,5 cm, W. 11 cm, D. 11 cm
Large Dish: H. 5 cm, W. 26,5 cm, D. 26,5 cm

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