Grafika Vase

Grafika Vase

c 1953

Ingrid Atterberg

(Swedish, 1920-2008)

designer

Upsala-Ekeby

(Swedish, 1886-1980)

manufacturer

Glazed ceramic

Overall: 21.6 x 16.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1953.194

Fun Fact

This vase depicts stylized white-capped waves on a blue background, typical of Sweden’s west coast where the artist loved to visit.

Description

The decorative objects manufacturer Upsala-Ekeby experienced a period of renewal for Swedish ceramic production in the 1950s. This rigidly patterned vase stays true to modern geometric aesthetics while reflecting Atterberg’s fascination with nature, particularly Sweden’s picturesque west coast where she spent most of her summers.

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