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WILHELM KAGE

circa 1950
Unique piece

Description

WILHELM KAGE 1889-1960

MAKER:GUSTAVSBERG

VERKSTAD

ORIGIN OF COUNTRY:SWEDEN

MARKED ON ONE SIDE :665

PERIOD:1955-1960

STUDIO POTTERY

SIZE:3.54 INCHES TALL

this one could also be a rare, but ill have to do more research!!

KAPA MEANS : The Kage verkstad mark is surrounded with the initials KAPA, the surname initials of the members of this atelier. The four principals of the group included Wilhelm Kage, master designer and head of Gustavsberg from 1917-1949; Bjorn Alskog, Birger Arvidsson & Axel Pettersson. The Kage verkstad studio only existed from 1955 until Kage's death in 1960.

About Wilhelm Kage

Algot Wilhelm Kåge was a Swedish artist and designer, mainly known as a ceramic designer and as the artistic leader of the Gustavsberg porcelain factory. Kåge studied decorative painting at Tekniska skolan in Stockholm and later for the painter Carl W. Wilhelmson in Gothenburg, Johan Rodhe in Copenhagen and at Plakatschule in Munich, where he learnt graphic techniques. His early career was dedicated to advertising and the production of posters, but his best known work was in ceramics, begun when he was appointed artistic leader of Gustavsberg in 1917, remaining there until 1949, when he was succeeded by Stig Lindberg. He was presented with the Prince Eugen Medal for design that same year. The focus of Kåge's early ceramic designs, as of much of Swedish design of this period was on practical solutions to social issues, an example of which was his Praktika (1933), a simply designed and stackable set of tableware aimed at working-class families. Praktika was a commercial failure, as the intended buyers preferred more traditional and ornate products.

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