Axel Johann Salto - Nordic Masters London Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Grønningen, Charlottenborg
    Private collection, Denmark, acquired from the above, 1946
    Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, Copenhagen, 2 December 2015, lot 1170

  • Exhibited

    'Grønningen 1946', Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 19 January-10 February 1946

  • Literature

    'Mennesket og tiden og kunsten', Grønningen 1946, Charlottenborg, exh. cat., Grønningen, Copenhagen, 1946, illustrated p. 7

  • Catalogue Essay

    Together with facsimile of the original owner’s purchase invoice for the present lot with inventory no. 133, dated 19th February 1946 from Grønningen, Copenhagen, an artist’s cooperative where Salto exhibited annually for a decade from 1936-1946.


Unique large vase in 'Den Spirende Stil' (the Sprouting Style)

Stoneware, layered sung and solfatara glaze.
48.5 cm (19 1/8 in.) high, 27 cm (10 5/8 in.) diameter
Produced by Royal Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside incised SALTO/1945 and painted under the glaze with manufacturer's blue wave mark.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £161,000

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Nordic Masters

London Auction 21 September 2016