Outstanding Mid-Century Modern design vase with elegant form and semi-glossy black glaze. Maker: Upsala-Ekeby, original production; Size: Height 9.1 inches, Diameter 3.9 inches; Marked: Ekeby, MS (Mari Simmulson). Price: $150
Mari Simmulson (1911-2000) 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 Gustavsberg and Upsala-Ekeby in the 1940s-1960s. Simmulson is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design.