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    Bjorn Wiinblad (Danish,1918-2006)

    Large Cow Horn Textured Ceramic Lamp
    Mid 20th century
    Painted ceramic
    Unmarked
    33 inches (83.8 cm)

    The cow horn technique Bjorn Wiinblad learned as a young man is put to best use here in this rare two-piece lamp with shades of blue and green. The teardrop shape base with its fluted and turned neck are from top to bottom darker and lighter with the base a pale white as it accepts the colors in a drip-like pattern. In what is a calculated, but seemingly random fashion, Wiinblad has used the clipped cow-horn filled with paint and affixed with a feather as a brush tip to deftly fashion the intricate look of a large candle holder that has dripped its multicolored wax to the base. This is one of Wiinblad's most beautiful uses of the technique.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from the artist in 1973.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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