Rare art nouveau centerpiece designed by Hans Ancher Wolffsen (1870-1924) for Soholm, Denmark. Please note the old photo from the 1890s, where the model in question can be seen in the stock of the company. This is a rare centerpiece in very good condition.
Height: 10½ inches (26.5 cm)
Width: 13 inches (32.5 cm)
Hans Ancher Wolffsen (1870-1924), Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark, became co-owner and artistic director at Søholm after his father's death in 1887. His work led to a high artistic level at the company at that time. He graduated as a ceramist at the factory and later received an education at the art academy in Copenhagen as a painter and sculptor The old photo from the company's warehouse where the model in question can be seen is from the 1890s. Wolffsen himself executed most of the models he designed. In 1908 he and his brother sold the factory and moved to Copenhagen in 1911. H. A. Wolffsen became artistic director at the porcelain factory Bing and Grøndal and later also artistic director at the Royal Porcelain Factory (Royal Copenhagen).