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

    Gifted by the artist to his daughter, Naja Salto, 1959

  • Literature

    Axel Salto, Salto's Keramick, Copenhagen, 1930, n.p for a woodblock print of a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Salto’s ‘Sommervase’ was first made in 1931 by Royal Copenhagen, Denmark. The present lot comes from later on in the production and is stamped and marked. The three blue wave marks found on the underside of the vase refer to the model number. Particularly fond of the piece, Salto gifted it to his daughter, the late artist, Naja Salto, on the occasion of her 14th birthday in 1959.

    Lulu Salto Stephensen

Property from the Salto Family Collection



Stoneware, layered blue mussel over iron glaze.
32.5 cm (12 3/4 in.) high, 32 cm (12 5/8 in.) diameter
Produced by Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside with Crown and ROYAL COPENHAGEN DENMARK stamp in green under the glaze with painted blue wave mark, 20250 and incised into the body SALTO, paper label handwritten NS.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £161,000

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Nordic Masters

London Auction 21 September 2016