Lot 285 (Garden and Natural History Sealed Bid Auction, 12th June 2019)

Sold for £2,111

Lot details

Garden Statuary: A rare Swedish stoneware lidded finial

last quarter 19th century

the base stamped Höganas

164cm high

Höganäs in Sweden began as a small fishing village in the parish of Väsby. During the 19th century more industries were established using clay for making ceramic products. Höganäs Keramik began its manufacturing operations in 1909. It is now a design company and a part of Iittala Group, which is also known for BodaNova, Rörstrand and Iittala design brands. This stylish mid-19th century stoneware urn has been extensively copied during the last quarter of the 20th century in both terracotta and composition stone.

It is rare to find a period stoneware original and of such high quality, which predates the more common Höganäs Keramik products.