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  • Description

    Covered jar, porcelain, of square form with domed lid, glazed all over in a rich chocolate brown. Each side decorated with raised stepped squares containing a gilded dancing female figure. The rims of the jar and lid and the base of the jar are also gilded. Factory mark.

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  • Date

    • 1924-1933 (designed; circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 240 millimetres (with lid)
    • Height: 171 millimetres (without lid)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

        KP [within an anchor (?)]
      • Inscription Comment

        impressed underglaze
  • Curator's comments

    Karlskrona was founded in 1918, specialising in domestic table and ornametal wares, especially services. Hald was art director from 1924-33 and designed a number of services with modernist feel. See B. Lundberg, Arts & Crafts at the Swedish Chicago Exhibition 1933, p. 19.

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    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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