Designer: Nils Thorsson
Manufacturer: Royal Copenhagen
Materials: Fajance [tin-glazed earthenware]
Country of Origin: Denmark
Dimensions: 5”H x 5”D x 7”W
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 vase with its butterfly motif and holes for individual stems is oddly compelling.