Aluminia Butterfly Egg



Designer: Nils Thorsson

Manufacturer: Aluminia

Materials: Fajance [tin-glazed earthenware]

Country of Origin: Denmark

Date: 1969

Dimensions: 3”H x 3.25”D x 4”W

Condition: Excellent

Nils Thorsson began as an apprentice at Alumnia at age 13. He went on to become the Artistic Director from 1928-1969, whilst also doing the same job at Royal Copenhagen from 1949 onwards. Thorsson designed some of the company's best-known ranges and oversaw many others. This egg-shaped object with its butterfly motif is one of his most eggcentric.