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
Not on display
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.