XL Royal Copenhagen Butterfly Egg Vase



Designer: Nils Thorsson

Manufacturer: Royal Copenhagen

Materials: Fajance [tin-glazed earthenware]

Country of Origin: Denmark

Date: 1969-1974

Dimensions: 5”H x 5”D x 7”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 vase with its butterfly motif and holes for individual stems is oddly compelling.