Collection Online
(a-b) 19.5 × 8.6 cm diameter (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Gustavsberg, Sweden
(a) painted in blue on base c.: (hand) / G / SWEDEN
painted in blue on base l.c.: RW (…illeg.)/I
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
Stig Lindberg’s covered bowl is directly modelled on the shape of a gourd or fruit, including a stem and sculpturally modelled leaves. The surface of the vessel is decorated with graphic images of flowers and foliage executed in a subdued colour palette. The form and the surface decoration display a continuity in the use of flora-inspired ornament; the application of floral decoration to the bowl’s surface is whimsical if unrealistic.