Very decorative art deco stonware lidded boiwl designed by Josef Ekberg (1877-1945) for Gustavsberg. Green/blue lustre glaze with gold decoration. Ekberg worked as a leading designer for Gustavsberg from 1889 until his death.
Signed: Gustavsberg Excellent condition. Height: 6½ inches (16.5 cm) Width: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)
Ekberg started working at Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory aT the age of 12. He helped the painters and became himself a painter/decorator. He helped developing the special sgrafitto technique, which was a great success for Gustavsberg. Subsequently Josef Ekberg developed a new lustre glaze, which is used for this piece. Also the lustre glaze became a major international success for the factory. Ekberg was artistic director from 1908-17. He was followed by another iconic person - namely William Kåge.
Josef Ekberg, Gustavsberg, Sweden, Art Deco Bowl