Stoneware marble glaze vase designed by Thora Hjorth for L. Hjorth, Bornholm, Denmark. Incised: L. Hjorth.
Thora Hjorth is the daughter of Laurits Hjorth (founder of the company L. Hjorth. She was a trained painter, and has been responsible for a large part of the artistic development at Hjorth. The vase is from the late 1920s, and is decorated with the so-called Marble glaze. The decoration and technique of these vases are inspired by Japanese and Chinese ceramics. The Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøj was a great source of inspiration, and so was the American / English painter Whistler's dreamy and diffuse images, which had a great influence in Europe.
Height: 7 inches (18 cm). Width: 5 inches (13 cm).
The vase is in excellent condition, but please note the glaze has a missing spot from the firing (see picture)