Incised signature and glazed three line wave mark to underside: [Salto] with stamped manufacturer's mark: [Royal Copenhagen Denmark].
Manufacturer: Royal Copenhagen
Forces of Nature: Axel Salto, Dalgaard and Salto, pg. 14 illustrates similar example
Hostler Burrows, New York | Important Private Collection | Wright, Design, 8 December 2016 | Private Collection
About Axel Salto
At a time when potters around him looked to the understated and refined traditions of Japan and China, ceramic artist Axel Salto produced earthy, sensual works inspired by nature. The Danish designer was an independent voice that favored sculptural over functional forms—which he classified by shape into three categories: “budding,” “sprouting,” and “fluted.” He was especially drawn toward three-dimensional motifs from the plant world—including symbols of fertility like seedpods and budding flowers or fruit—which he richly colored with glazes. From 1930 he worked at Royal Copenhagen, and also as a graphic designer for books, jewelry, and textiles. He was the recipient of many awards including the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale 1951.