Marianne Starck for MA&S (Michael Andersen & Søn) Tall Vase with Figurative Decor in Persia Glaze, Danish Ceramic 1960s

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Rare mid-century Danish tall vase designed by Marianne Starck for the famous Danish ceramic workshop Michael Andersen & Søn (MA&S) on the island of Bornholm. Made ca 1960s. 

It's decorated by hand showing a young woman three times around the the whole corpus of the vase. It's decorated with the so-called Persia glaze which gives a vivid colorplay and makes every piece unique. 

The Persia glaze has a crackle effect and was developed at Michael Andersen & Søn in the 1930s by David Andersen. They won a gold medal for this at the Worlds Fair in Brussels in 1935. 

The firing has a large influence on the color and how the colors melt into each other giving every piece a unique expression. 

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Good used condition
There is a small flat chip on the bottom rim.
No cracks, crazing or repairs

height: 38,5 cm (15.16")
Diameter top: 11,5 cm (4.53")
Diameter body: 14 cm (5.51")
weight: ~1950g + wrapping

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Marianne Starck (1938-2007) was the artistic leader at Michael Andersen pottery for decades. She was a graphic artist and came from Northern Germany to the pottery in the 1950s and stayed there until it closed in 1993. She made a lot of great designs through the years always renewing her artistic language. A very talented and versatile artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weight 3 Kg
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