Michael Andersen & Søn Denmark Oblong Dish / Wall Decor Family Motif Persia Glaze Gerd Hiort Petersen Attributed Danish Mid-century
This is a very special and rare piece!
It´s from the famous Danish pottery Michael Andersen & Søn (MAS).
The design is probably by Gerd Hiort Petersen, though the style also reminds of Marianne Starck. But it does not have the signature of Marianne Starck (MS) but instead GM.
It has a handpainted decor with a metaphysical atmosphere. Which story does it tell?
It´s made in Persia technique, a special craquelee technique developed at Michael Andersen pottery in the 1930s.
Marked verso with the original Michael Andersen hallmark - a shield with three fishes - Denmark, and model no. 5659. Signed GM probably for Gert Hiort Petersen (born Munck).
Excellent used condition
no chips, cracks or repairs.
length: 28,2 cm (11.1")
width: 13 cm (5.1”)
height: 4,5 cm (1.7”)
weight:: ~600g + wrapping
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Gerd Hiort Petersen (born Munck) (1937-) was born on the island Bornholm and was the first female potter apprentice on Bornholm when she came to the Michael Andersen & Søn pottery in 1954. She studied a couple of years at Akademie für angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Austria and also a couple of years at the Danish School of Arts & Crafts in Copenhagen. Beside working for Royal Copenhagen she also worked for the Bornholm based pottery Søholm. From 1973 she ran her own ceramic studio together with her husband Hans Munck Andersen on Bornholm.