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Post by Ronnie March 16th 2008, 6:58 pm

The mark has what looks like a sandcastle with a piece of string coming out the top and the name underneath ..cant be read.

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Post by Nic August 18th 2008, 8:13 pm

Whoops - ignore my last message..... brain's only half-turned on. Horse plaque designer is Dietlinde Hein - she was associated with Knabstrup between 1960-65. It's quite likely, judging by her other works, that she designed the apple plaque too - but I'll have to research a little more.

It's because I was also looking up a decanter I have by Praschak at the same time that the error arose. *tut*
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Post by Nic August 18th 2008, 9:48 pm

Many thanks. I'll re-add the information that Knabstrup existed between 1907-1977.

I'm also including the Günter Praschak decanter I mentioned.... Praschak, an Austrian-born ceramacist, worked for Knabstrup between 1964-1970, during which time he also ran his own studio in Denmark.

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Post by Nic August 19th 2008, 10:53 am

Ah, had a bit more time to scour my resources. The apple plaque was designed by Christine Konschak, a German ceramacist who designed for Knabstrup between 1967-70.
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Post by Nic August 19th 2008, 11:38 am

No problem. Excellent

I really like a lot of Knabstrup's output, but it all seems woefully under-rated. I think it's because a lot of it wasn't very well backstamped, with Knabstrup relying heavily on labels. Many of the hand-painted 'art pottery' pieces only bear the artists' monogram, so can be very hard to identify once the accompanying label has gone.

Johannes Hansen, for example, created some wonderful sculptural pieces for the factory during his 1953-70 tenure as artistic director of the firm. Pieces such as: http://www.holbmus.dk/projekter/knabstrup/floejpig.htm

Seriously, if much of my spare time/cash weren't invested in Holmegaard glass, I would be focussing on this factory. Without a doubt.
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Post by Nic August 19th 2008, 1:01 pm

Backstamps:

1909 -1926: Output unmarked.
1927 - 1972: The smoking potter's oven, as seen above, was used.
1973 - 1977: Two 'K's back-to-back, standing for Knabstrup Keramiske Industri

Addendum to my comment about Knabstrup's production dates (1907-1977)

Post-1977: Bjørn Wiinblad takes over the factory after it merges with Nymølle. The factory is renamed Knabstrup Keramiske Fabrik A/S, and (from what I've gathered) only produced Nymølle designs thereafter, until the factory closed in 1988.


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Post by Pip October 8th 2008, 5:23 pm

More info about Knabstrup and their designers (in Danish) here...

http://knabstrup-specialisten.dk/index.php/244483

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Post by big ed October 14th 2008, 8:16 am

http://www.freeformsusa.com/ceramics/mogen.htm

lots more scandanavian stuff
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Post by tenpot December 8th 2008, 12:41 pm

small bottle vase found yesterday 11cm Knabstrup, Denmark  Dscn2125Knabstrup, Denmark  Dscn2126
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Post by Nic February 20th 2009, 2:57 pm

It's the same as my Günter Praschak decanter, but with a different decor.

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Post by tenpot February 20th 2009, 3:23 pm

is your decanter that small??
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Post by Nic February 20th 2009, 4:15 pm

Not too far off - 13.5cm, without the cork.
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Post by twenty21 March 21st 2009, 4:01 am

A bottle vase with a stylised leaf design on all four sides. Cube shaped candle holders with same design. All pieces are fully marked with the double K mark and what I think is the designer's monogram (any ideas?). There is also a KK paper label on the vase and the remainder of one on one candle holder. Silky, matt chocolate glaze.

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Post by Nic March 21st 2009, 10:27 am

They're from the 'Nautil' series, designed by Erik Reiff, c.1975.
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Post by twenty21 April 19th 2009, 5:26 am

A pair of ceramic penguin money boxes from Knabstrup. Height is 27cm. Coin slot on the back. Matt glaze.

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Post by JESSIESADIE September 12th 2010, 3:58 am

My mother found this Knabstrup (Denmark) Plate? in her basement. My dad is always at an auction. This label has numbers 216/850 on it. And a Dutch oven Stamped into plate. Any background information would be appreciated.
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Post by JESSIESADIE September 12th 2010, 4:05 am

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Post by dantheman September 12th 2010, 8:24 am

'the smoking potters oven' stamp was used between 1927 & 1972 as nic mentioned in the Knabstrup thread

https://www.20thcenturyforum.com/scandinavian-pottery-f8/knabstrup-denmark-t1026.htm

you will see some useful links in that thread which will help with research Most Excellent

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Post by bigbird November 18th 2010, 10:30 am

I have tried unsuccesfully to identify this mark, it seems it should be a simple one to id.
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Post by Jakjo November 18th 2010, 11:09 am

The bowl is made by Knabstrup, Denmark.
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Post by bigbird November 18th 2010, 12:26 pm

tack så mycket! Jakjo
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Post by Jakjo November 18th 2010, 9:26 pm

Det var så lite! Jumping For Joy
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Post by keramark August 25th 2011, 6:11 pm

Any info on the stamp and impressed number on this bowl would be appreciated, approx 6 inches across  x  1.1/2 inches deep.

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Post by Jakjo August 26th 2011, 9:28 am

Hi,

Knabstrup is a Danish manufacturer. Your bowl was meant to be an ashtray (in Danish askebæger), decor 816 "Marina" by Richard Manz (1933-1999).

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Post by keramark August 26th 2011, 3:44 pm

Trust me to think it is a bowl ... lol.

Never thought it was an ashtray though, not being such vibrant colours.
And also having a raised glaze in the bottom, like an orange peel effect.

Thanks for the info Jakjo, i knew i could rely on this forum to get an answer.

Kindest regards, Alan. Happy
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