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    Sale 1942

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 346

    VILHELM BJERKE PETERSEN (1909-1957)

    A UNIQUE GLAZED AND PAINTED STONEWARE BOWL, 1954

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    VILHELM BJERKE PETERSEN (1909-1957)
    A Unique Glazed and Painted Stoneware Bowl, 1954
    executed by Rörstrand
    6 7/8 in. (17.7 cm.) high
    signed Vilh. Bjerke Petersen -54 Unik


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    Trained at the Bauhaus Dessau 1931-1932 by Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, Bjerk-Petersen subsequently became a leading proponent of Surrealism, publishing his theories, based on those of André Breton, in 1934. The unique ceramics that he created for Rörstrand in the early 1950s illustrate his painterly approach to color and form.