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Danish Royal Porcelain 1775-2000 - 225 Years of Design

Luxury and Art Deco – the 1920s

In the years around the First World War, underglaze painting had become so well established that people were looking for new avenues.  Stoneware with glazing inspired by Japan via France opened up possibilities for the sophisticatedly rustic, while overglaze painting was its diametrical opposite, symbolis­m oriental elegance.

This B&G Art Deco Figurine is available at our web store
 by clicking View Item .  Other Figurines from same series
 "The Sea" are found at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

The World Exposition in Paris in 1925 brought together both schools in the concept of Art Deco.  Not until after 1930 does functionalism make its mark - and thus undecorated porcelain.  It took a long time for the public to see the absence of decoration as a positive feature.


The Post War Period - Functionalism and Sensivity

[Index] [The World Exposition in Paris 1900] [Luxury and Art Deco - The 1920s]

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