Nils Thorsson Royal Copenhagen BACA Green Canister with Lid


Designer: Nils Thorsson

Manufacturer: Royal Copenhagen

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

Country of Origin: Denmark

Date: 1969-1974

Dimensions: 5” H x 5” D x 5” wide with separate lid

Condition: Excellent

Nils Thorsson’s exacting approach to surface design can be seen in the highly detailed and complex relief pattern on this vase from the BACA series for Royal Copenhagen where he was Artistic Director. The same gothic, spiky [my words] design can be seen on other objects and in different colors, but this object is unusual for its scarce green color and even scarcer lidded canister form.