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miniature bowl
  • miniature bowl
    Friberg, Berndt, born 1899 - died 1981
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miniature bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Sweden (made)

  • Date:

    1960-1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Friberg, Berndt, born 1899 - died 1981 (maker)
    Gustavsberg porcelain factory (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, made for Gustavsberg during the 1960s, were exercises in stoneware glaze experimentation.

Physical description

Miniature bowl of sqaured form with rounded corners, made from stoneware with a red glaze. Incised 'Friberg' by hand on the base.

Place of Origin

Sweden (made)


1960-1970 (made)


Friberg, Berndt, born 1899 - died 1981 (maker)
Gustavsberg porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

glazed stoneware


Diameter: 4.2 cm, Height: 2 cm

Descriptive line

Miniature bowl, red, Berndt Friberg for Gustavsberg, Sweden, 1960s.


Stoneware; Glaze


Glazed; Fired


Ceramics; Stoneware; Studio Pottery


Ceramics Collection

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