Collection Online
Medium
silver, cane
Measurements
13.1 × 18.0 × 13.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Copenhagen, Denmark
Inscription
punched in base c.: ANNO / 1950 / Hans Hansen (Hansen underlined) / DENMARK / STERLING / 418
Accession Number
1151-D4
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
About

At the age of twenty-two, Hans Hansen opened his business and workshop in Kolding. Initially the business produced cutlery, but when his son, Karl Gustav Hansen, took over, the firm began producing beautiful, functionalist tableware. The workshop was unique in that it did not use machinery; all its pieces were produced by hand. Karl Gustav’s hollowware designs were very geometric but maintained a strong organic element. This teapot is an example of the distinctive design that characterises Hansen’s work. Hans Hansen remained a prominent Danish company until its absorption into Royal Copenhagen in 1991.

About
At the age of twenty-two Hans Hansen opened his business and workshop in Kolding. Initially the business produced cutlery, but following his son Karl Gustav Hansen’s succession the firm began producing beautiful, functionalist tablewares. The workshop was unique in that it did not use machinery and all its pieces were produced by hand. Karl Gustav’s hollowware designs were very geometric but maintained a strong organic element. This teapot is an example of the distinctive design which characterises Hansen’s work. Hans Hansen remained a prominent Danish company until its absorption into Royal Copenhagen in 1991.
—text from Nordic Cool (Feb 2015)