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Berndt Friberg

Large Vase, circa 1950

Glazed ceramic
11 1/2 in
29.2 cm
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Incised to underside Friberg, (various)

Condition Report: In very good condition.

Incised to underside Friberg, (various)

Condition Report: In very good condition.

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Berndt Friberg
Swedish, 1889–1981
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Born to a family of potters in 1899, Berndt Friberg would go on to become Sweden’s leading master of the craft. A consummate perfectionist, Friberg threw all of his own pots, creating elegant and delicate shapes and only keeping those that met his high standards. For inspiration, he looked to the traditions of China and Japan, and he painstakingly applied color in layer after layer to achieve matte finishes with incredible warmth and depth and his signature “rabbit’s fur” textured glaze. In 1944 he joined the esteemed Gustavsberg Studio, where he would work until his death. He received many awards, including gold medals at the Milan Triennale in 1948, 1951, and 1954.

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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

Incised to underside Friberg, (various)

Condition Report: In very good condition.

Incised to underside Friberg, (various)

Condition Report: In very good condition.

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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Berndt Friberg
Swedish, 1889–1981
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Born to a family of potters in 1899, Berndt Friberg would go on to become Sweden’s leading master of the craft. A consummate perfectionist, Friberg threw all of his own pots, creating elegant and delicate shapes and only keeping those that met his high standards. For inspiration, he looked to the traditions of China and Japan, and he painstakingly applied color in layer after layer to achieve matte finishes with incredible warmth and depth and his signature “rabbit’s fur” textured glaze. In 1944 he joined the esteemed Gustavsberg Studio, where he would work until his death. He received many awards, including gold medals at the Milan Triennale in 1948, 1951, and 1954.

Berndt Friberg

Large Vase, circa 1950

Glazed ceramic
11 1/2 in
29.2 cm
Bidding closed
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