Art Nouveau Vintage Danish Art Pottery Ipsens Pair of Vases

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This lovely pair was produced by Ipsens Enke Pottery, Bornholm, Denmark. The vases feature an intricate scroll border. The colours of orange and dull green are typical of the glaze from this pottery. They would date from 1918-1930.

The Ipsens Enke backstamp used from 1918-1955 is clear to the underside of the base. The title Ipsens Enke translates to widow of Ipsens. The pottery was first begun by Peter Ispens in 1843 after Peter had trained at Royal Copenhagen. He died young at 45 years old and left his wife Lovise with the running of the pottery and its stamp became PJE, for Peter Ipsens Enke. The name remained even though a succession of family members subsequently ran the pottery. Many famous sculptors worked at the pottery including Georg Jensen and Christian Joachim.

There is no damage to the pair which is quite rare as the pottery is low fired and often shows rubs and chips to the glaze. The matt glaze is smooth and silky to the touch. Each vase has a hue of its own in the orange and green palette.

The vases stand 120mm tall and around 75mm across the widest part.