Barbro Nilsson - Design London Friday, June 19, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips, London, 'Design', 29 April 2014, lot 110
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Märta Måås-Fjetterström Och Verkstaden I Båstad, Stockholm, 1940s, p. 23
    Tyra Carolina Lundgren, Märta Måås-Fjetterström och väv-verkstaden i Båstad, Stockholm, 1968, p. 114
    Dag Widman, Konsten i Sverige: Konsthantverk, konstindustri, design 1895-1975, Stockholm, 1975, p. 86
    Barbro Hovstadius, ed., A Swedish Legacy: Decorative Arts 1700-1960, Stockholm, 1998, p. 86
    Märta Måås-Fjetterström: Märta flyger igen! : 90 år med Märta Måås-Fjetterström 3.10.2009-6.1.2010, exh, cat., Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, 2009, p. 145

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips wishes to thank Angelica Persson and Martin Chard from Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB for their assistance cataloguing the present lot.


'Snäckorna' (Sea shells) rug

designed 1943, executed 1950s
Handwoven wool on a linen warp.
266 x 183 cm (104 3/4 x 72 in.)
Produced by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. Handwoven by Maja Jansson and Maj-Britt Karlsson at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. Woven with manufacturer’s mark AB MMF and artist’s initials BN.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £26,250

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London Auction 19 June 2020