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minature vase
  • minature vase
    Friberg, Berndt, born 1899 - died 1981
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minature vase

  • Place of origin:

    Sweden (made)

  • Date:

    1960-1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Friberg, Berndt, born 1899 - died 1981 (maker)
    Höganäs-Billesholms AB (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    glazed stoneware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jennifer Opie

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 42, shelf 3

Berndt Friberg was known for his experiments with glazes, and this miniature vessel showcases techniques he was also using for full-size examples. Friberg worked for a number of Danish and Swedish ceramics factories, including Höganäs-Billesholms AB, and the Gustavsberg porcelain factory, Sweden. Collectables since their production, Friberg's miniature vessels were exercises in stoneware glaze experimentation. Although this piece is marked Höganäs-Billesholms AB, where Friberg worked as a thrower from 1915-18, they are likely to be contemporary with similar pieces he made for Gustavsberg.

Physical description

Miniature vase with a narrow neck, made from stoneware with a graduated blue glaze. There is a small old chip to the rim. Incised 'J.A./ Höganäs' by hand on the base.

Place of Origin

Sweden (made)


1960-1970 (made)


Friberg, Berndt, born 1899 - died 1981 (maker)
Höganäs-Billesholms AB (maker)

Materials and Techniques

glazed stoneware

Marks and inscriptions

'J.A./ Höganäs'


Diameter: 2.3 cm, Height: 7.7 cm

Descriptive line

Miniature vase, blue, Berndt Friberg for Höganäs-Billesholms AB, Sweden, 1960s.


Stoneware; Glaze


Glazed; Fired


Ceramics; Stoneware; Studio Pottery; Vases


Ceramics Collection

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