Barbro Nilsson - Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot has the larger scale 'Finspong' pattern and the smaller scale pattern is titled 'Kringelikroka'. The first 'Finspong' rug was the largest carpet ever made in one piece by Märta Måås-Fjetterström and was executed for the Castle Finspong in 1954-1955. The present lot was woven by the talented and long employed artisan weaver Magnhild Hansson, born 1927, employed in 1945, and retired in 1989.


'Finspong, ljusbrun' (light brown) rug

designed 1954, executed 1964
Handwoven wool on a linen warp.
355 x 258.3 cm (139 3/4 x 101 3/4 in.)
Produced by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. Woven with manufacturer’s mark AB MMF and artist’s initials BN.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £43,750

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Nordic Design

London Auction 1 October 2015