Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mother & Son Salt & Pepper


I had never seen these before I came across them purely by chance in two differen online auctions. At a bargain, I'm almost ashamed to say... I think they are terrific. Not sure about the make as they are not stamped. They were listed as Figgjo ware, but they could just as well be Arabia of Finland, I think. Does anyone know?

13 comments:

Maggie said...

Åh, så fine! Sånne vil jeg også ha. Planlegger konfirmasjon neste år, vettu. :-)

Heather Moore said...

Love them! No idea where they're from, but I'll keep my eyes open.

Thanks for the link to the Stig Lindberg book. It looks lovely, but wow, it is expensive!

handmade romance said...

Oh these are so adorable! What a lucky find.

Francesca said...

i don't know but i LOVE them!

Cecilie said...

Oh lala, i love these!
And they are made in my hometown, by Porsgrund Porselen. :)

Janne said...

Porsgrund, eh? Thank you, Cecilie!

Dee Beale said...

I've drooled over these before on Flickr, they're just lovely.

Conversation Pieces said...

These are so lovely!

gummigris said...

Jeg har samme sett. Men har o munn på damen også (lik munn som på gutten). Har sett flere av disse. Har også lysestaker som mann og kone av disse. Vet det også finnes sukkerstrøer i samme serie. Alle mine er umerket. De fleste steder jeg ser den til salgs, tror man at de er fra Figgjo/Stavangerflint, pga at de har en sukkerstrøer i samme utførelse, men et annat mønster....

abrown said...

HAve yours got a stamp or impression on base?My ones have the mother has number 2349 and the son has an unreadable one. Trying to track down which is the manufacturer for sure

Janne said...

Mine do not have any numbers, but I can confirm that they are produced by Porsgrund Porselen (Norway).

abrown said...

Thanks so much for your reply. I am in New Zealand and its hard to find books on Scandinavian ceramics here. Any information comes, sadly, from hours trawling the internet. Had started building up a little collection of super cheaply priced Rorstrand, Stavanger, Figgjo etc until people here recently caught on to how beautifully designed it is and the prices have skyrocketed (except the salt and pepper I found in a thrift store for $2)
I love your blog BTW

Janne said...

@abrown thank you for your comments. You really made a bargain! These are quite sought after around here :-) There aren't too many books on the Norwegian porclain/poetteries, surprisingly. I have a feeling we might see them soon though, as the interest in collecting these patterns and designs are on the increase.