Hjordis Oldfors striking vase with swelling body, semi-glossy black glaze, and an incised geometrical white decoration. The vase was designed as part of the iconic Atoll series from 1956. Outstanding Swedish mid-century design. Maker: Upsala-Ekeby, original production; Size: Height: 6.3 in, Width: 3.1 in, Depth: 2.8 in; Marked: Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, HJ (Hjordis Oldfors). Price: $190
Hjordis Oldfors (1920-2014) is one of the well-known representatives of the illustrious Swedish ceramic design of the 20th century. She was one of the leading designers for the Upsala-Ekeby factory in the 1950s and 1960s. Oldfors is represented at numerous museums in Sweden.