MCM Mari Simmulson Hedenhos Bowl Upsala-Ekeby Sweden
Very rare Mari Simmulson design of prehistoric animals which were inspired by Swedish petroglyphs from the Bronze and Iron Age.
Earthenware bowl incised carvings with stone-like forms.
Mari Simmulson (1911-2000) is a familiar name when talking about Swedish ceramic design of the 20th Century
Mari left Gustavsberg in 1949, taking a position at Upsala-Ekeby. Together with Hjordis Oldfors and Ingrid Atterberg, she completed a trio of influential female designers who set the tone for the company in the fifties. Mari would remain at the factory until 1972, designing a variety of dishware, vases, wall plates, bowls, and figurines. She often opted for bold, colourful decor, offering a clear contrast to dark, unadorned pottery.
The 1950s fascination with exotic cultures found its way into Mariʼs design. This stylistic trend influenced the form, decor, and naming of the objects
This is one of the small range of African inspired tribal pieces that she made in the Mid 1950s
23.5cm x 18 cm x 5cm
Great vintage condition but some small rubs to the top rim of the glaze see photos
An important piece for any MCM Swedish pottery collector as this range designed by Mari Simmulson for Upsala-Ekeby is rarely for sale.
Part of a collection of 1950’s and 1960’s Studio Pottery we have in stock