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Lisa Larson Gustavsberg Studio



Lynx Lisa Larson Gustavsberg

Lynx – Lisa Larson, Gustavsberg

 Lisa Larson, born 1931, is a Swedish ceramic designer who started at Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory in 1953. She was hired by the famous Stig Lindberg who recognized and nurtured her gift for design. The Mid -Century modernist touch is apparent in many of her works. In 1981 she left Gustavsberg to work freelance as a sculptural artist and designer for various Swedish companies and the German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal. She did stints at various ceramic companies including Duka, Kooperativa Förbundet and Åhléns .

During this time she created several hundred different designs – many of which became design classics, sought after by antique dealers and private collectors. Lisa Larson is best known for her humorous and friendly figures, generous shapes and artfully drawn incised decoration. Even though she created appealing ceramic wares, her talent for the charming characterization of domestic and exotic animals in her ceramic figurines and sculptures became the most popular.



Moses by Lisa Larson - Gustavsberg Ceramic Studio

Moses by Lisa Larson – Gustavsberg Ceramic Studio

In 1992 she founded the Gustavsberg Ceramic Studio with her colleagues Franco Nicolosi and Siv Solin. Their ceramics are produced on a small scale by a team of master craftsmen and women who continue the traditional crafts of mold making, glazing and hand painting. Lisa Larson is still actively working on creating and producing new ceramic designs, while her body of work is being discovered and rediscovered by many outside of Sweden.





Lisa Larson Rhino from the 1966 Maanage Series

Lisa Larson Rhino from the 1966 Maanage Series





Lisa Larson porcelain armadillo

Lisa Larson porcelain armadillo   1970 Length 7 inches

( 1stdibs )


Advent – 1956

Elk King Of Forest Lisa Larson

Elk, king of forest – Lisa Larson

( Skandinavisk Antik )




Tax Mini Dacchshund Lisa Larson

Tax Mini Dacchshund – Lisa Larson






Ceramic  Cats Lisa Larson

( theanimalarium.blogspot.com.au )






This European Bison is one of a series of animals threatened by extinction produced in 1978
 by Gustavsberg for the World Wildlife Fund and the Swedish department store Nordiska Kompaniet.
( theanimalarium.blogspot.com.au )
Vase with carved decoration Lisa Larson
Vase with carved decoration – Lisa Larson





Tiger from the 1959 Afrika series

Tiger from the 1959 Afrika series

( theanimalarium.blogspot.com.au )





White Poodle Lisa Larson Ceramic

White Poodle Lisa Larson Ceramics

Charlotta-Lisa Larson

Charlotta – Lisa Larson

Lisa Larson Ape

Ape figurine – Lisa Larson


475px-428px-Wilhelm-Kåge,-Gustavsberg,-Wilhelm Kåge  – Gustavsberg

70 years ago, Wilhelm Kage started Gustavsberg Studio, or “G-studio”. It was launched as an “aesthetic laboratory” within the factory frames. The studio was described at the time as an idyllic oasis in industrijäktet, an idéverkstad, where the work could be done in peace and quiet without chords and office hours, as a “spiritual cycle path alongside the mass production autostrada”.





Zebra from Stora Zoo, 1958

Zebra from Stora ( big ) Zoo Series, 1958





Lisa Larson wall plaque

‘Harlerkin’ plaque produced 1960-69

( richard wallis antiks )





Anders Bruno liljefors vase

Anders Bruno Liljefors vase,  Gustavsberg

(  Domino Antik )





Lisa Larson Gustavsberg Wall Plaque

Lisa Larson Gustavsberg Wall Plaque

Lisa Larson Gustavsberg Sweden ceramic vessel

Lisa Larson – Gustavsberg Sweden





Lis Larson. Albertina   1959-60

Lis Larson –  Albertina   1959-60





1978 Lisa Larson Skansen Fox

Fox  –  Lisa Larson from the Skansen Series  for Gustavsberg, Sweden   1978

Lisa Larson Figurine

Samhällsdebatten -( Public Debate ) – 1968

Lisa Larson stoneware figurine











Lisa Larson ceramic head sculpture

Lisa Larson ceramic head sculpture





Lisa Larson female figurine

Lisa Larson female figurine






Limited Edition Hedgehog  – WWF series

( bukowskis market )







cat by lisa larson

Cat by lisa larson





Poodle Figurine Lisa Larson

Poodle Figurine – Lisa Larson





Ceramic Tile Elephant with 3-Riders Sweden

Ceramic Tile – Elephant with 3-Riders

Lisa Larson

Large Ceramic Bulldog Lisa Larson

Large Ceramic Bulldog – Lisa Larson – Stora Zoo Collection  1957

Africa1964 Retrohome.se

Elephant from Africa Series 1964

( Retrohome.se )





 Lisa Larson Tripp Cat – Gustavsberg





Lisa Larson för Gustavsberg 1967.

Wall Tile “Birds” and “Riders” from the series “Unique”.

Lisa Larson för Gustavsberg Sweden 1967.





Lisa Larson dog - Gustavsberg

Lisa Larson dog figurine

( Isaiaz Flickr  )





Lisa Larson with cats

Lisa Larson with cats


Lisa Larson in studio

Lisa Larson in studio

Lisa-Larson-Lion and Bird

Lion and Bird – Lisa Larson





Decorative ceramic tile lisa larson

Decorative ceramic tile – Lisa Larson






Ceramic horse figurine  – Lisa Larson

( Smagarde Auktioner )


Donkey Figurine-Lisa Larson, Gustavsberg

Stoneware Donkey figurine with painting and glaze

Lisa Larson, Gustavsberg,






Afghan Dog – Lisa Larson





Lisa Larson Cat Lilla ZooKe

Lisa Larson Cat – Lilla Zoo collection

( Keramikk Ceramics )





Lisa Larson Swedish Cermaic Art

Lisa Larson Animal Figurines





Liveaustioneers Lisa Larson

Terracotta, with selective glaze, horse figurine – Lisa Larson

From the Lilla Zoo collection – The very first collection of Lisa Larson’s figures to be put into production in 1955. Stig Lindberg, who was artistic director at Gustavsberg’s porcelain factory, discovered Lisa’s unique talent at adapting her creative ideas to the many challenges of factory production.

( Liveauctioneers )

Cocker Spaniel Lisa Larson Gustavsberg

Black and White Cocker Spaniel – Lisa Larson

figurine icehockey player 1973

Lisa Larson figurine  ” Icehockey Player “


Stora Eva by Stig Lindberg

Stora Eva by Stig Lindberg

Lisa larson stoneware seal

Mid Century soulful seal – Lisa Laarson


Boxer Dog figurine – Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg




Lisa Larson Shih Tzu dog from the 1972 Kennel Series


Green Hippo by Lisa Larson



Polar Bear – Lisa Larson, Sweden

Stora Zoo series 1957


Poodle Vov – Lisa Larson



Lisa Larson Flackig Spaniel – Kennel Series 1972

Lisa Larson poodle

Poodle figurine by Lisa Larson, Sweden


Pair of  Sea Lions – Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg, Sweden

Noah’s Arc Series 1978


Vintage Cat Wall Tile – Lisa larson

Unik Series 1962 – 1986

Website : http://www.lisalarsonsweden.com/home/en

Lisa Larson on Facefook – http://on.fb.me/17UUHrY




The End of History’s dazzling displays

three Mid Century vasesThree Mid Century vases

50's Murano glass jade green

50’s italian Murano glass

Italian Bitossi Ceramic chartreuse jar and vase

Vintage Italian Bitossi ceramic chartreuse lidded jar and vase


Manhattan vintage mecca


The End of History  is a uique store in Manhattan that is mainly dedicated to decorative glass and ceramic wares displaying over 10,000 pieces. It boasts the largest single showroom of ceramic and glass pieces in the world. Their specialty is vintage Mid-Century art pieces from the 50’s and 60’s sourced from  America and most of Europe including Swedish Gustavsberg, Italy’s Murano Glass, Denmark’s Soholm and Saxbo and German Rosenthal. There are also original glass and ceramics from the 20’s t0 40’s and it’s easy to see why it has become favourite for prop stylist’s and professional decorators.. A dazzling array of style and colour pervades the displays. Owner Stephen Saunders has been runnng the store for 15 years and has amassed an impressive collection that is worthy of a museum.

He sends pickers to antique markets across the country and overseas because they have become so popular; and he believes his shop has really contributed to that. He claims ” I am allowing people to rediscover things. I buy things that I love and re-present them as the luxury goods they once were. Everything goes through a period in which it’s unfashionable, but now that it has come back for the second time, it’s here to stay.’ As the store name suggests and being 2012 and all that, if we’re going under…lets go down in style.


Carstens West German pottery

” Ankara ” – Seide for Carstens West German pottery factory, from 1964.


Karl Leutner vase in 1954 for Heirich

A turquoise porcelain hand carved vase.

Designed by Karl Leutner in 1954 for Heirich as part of their Gemmo line.



Yves Klein. Germany indigo  blue volcanic glaze vessels

 The trademark indigo  blue of  Yves Klein. Germany


Finland Arabia vase

Designed by Kaarina Aho  for a company called Arabia, Finland, 1960’s



Italian mid century wall plaques

  Modernist Italian Ceramic wall plaques –  1950s

Murano green glass ash tray bio morphic shape



Handcarved Swedish Vase

Handcarved Swedish Vase – Per Liliengren



Danish Saxbo ceramic vessel avocado color

Danish Saxbo -an avacado celedon


ceramic clam in pink

A giant clam – the pearl is the size of a baseball !



Royal Haeger Tall Vases

Royal Haeger – 22 inches in height


Ronbo vase - Denmark

Ronbo vase – Denmark


Karlsruhe Majolica, Germany

Karlsruhe Majolica, Germany


Gunnar-Nylund-for-Rörstrand. vases

Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, Sweden, 1950’s


Swedish artisan Claes Theil Ceramic

“Carbon Crystalline” glazing with pitted gunmetal.

Swedish artisan Claes Theil in the early 80s.



Upsala-Ekeby , Sweden 50's

“Kokos”  ( coconut ) Designed by Hjördis Oldfors for Upsala-Ekeby , Sweden  50’s



1960’s Danish ceramic vase.



Barbini, Murano

Fluted Vase – Barbini, Murano – 1950s.



Murano Egg Sculpture,12" tall

A Mid-Century Modern Murano Egg Sculpture,12″ tall


Töpferhof Gramann Römhild Studio

 Lava glaze vessels by Siegfried Gramann for Töpferhof Gramann Römhild Studio, Germany



Schmid Porcelain

Produced in Japan for Schmid Porcelain and designed by lauded American modernist LaGardo Tackett in 1958.



Wallakra, Sweden

Arthur Andersson for Wallakra, Sweden



Scheurich Keramik

Speckled Taupe and Teal Vase  – Scheurich Keramik, West Germany, 1950s




 Stig Lindberg bowl for Gustavsberg, Sweden



Doyle Lane

 Spherical crackle white vase Doyle Lane


Arne Bang Denmark

 Arne Bang Denmark 30’s – 40’s



Barbini bowl -circa 1950s, Murano, Italy.


Meko - Denmark

Modernist salt cellars, Meko – Denmark ( enamel on silver base )

End Of History store display


Heinrich - Germany

50’s porcelain with Art Deco styling , Heinrich – Germany


Transmutation glaze – Michael Andersen & Sons around 1940


All above photos by Daniel Petix

The End of History Blogspot here : http://theendofhistoryshop.blogspot.com.au

( many more images of glass and ceramics with a very informative commentary )