Marianne Johnson Royal Copenhagen Tenera Vase


Designer: Marianne Johnson

Manufacturer: Royal Copenhagen

Materials: Fajance [Faience] – a type of tin-glazed earthenware ceramic

Country of Origin: Denmark

Date: 1969-1974

Dimensions: 8.25” H x 3.5” W x 3” D

Condition: Excellent

Royal Copenhagen Creative Director Nils Thorsson designed most of the shapes in the BACA and Tenera ranges. A group of artists and designers including Marianne Johnson designed many of the patterns and motifs applied to those forms. Johnson's Tenera vase design incorporating plants and a trellis pattern in light blue and purple on a white ground were handpainted by another artist [unknown] who's initials appear along with Johnson's MJ on the bottom of the vase.