Johanne Gerber - Two Dishes and a Vase, Baca Series - Royal Copenhagen, Denmark
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.
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.
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Royal Copenhagen, Denmark 1968-1979