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Danico Denmark

Danico Pottery Denmark c1920s

Danico Pottery Denmark c1900-1929

I used to find pieces like the one below from the Danish Pottery “Danico” frequently, but I haven’t seen any for some time. I think that they are so striking – and immediately recognisable. The pottery was exported in large numbers to the USA and other countries.

The pottery Danico was in a town called Horsens on the east coast of Jutland, Denmark. It started in the early 1900’s – originally from a Pottery begun by Niels Peter Nielsen. The company produced pottery fine wares in the “Skønvirke” style – which was mixture of Jugendstil (German), Art Nouveau (French), Arts and Crafts (English). It had a short life, closing in 1929.

You will often find pieces from Kahler (HAK) Denmark from this era in a very similar style – at times it is hard to tell them apart – (although HAK ceramics are always marked with the HAK sign). The similarity is probably also because two important potters at Danico came from Kahler to work at Danico – Karl Hansen and Frederik Jorgensen. Another of the potters at Danico was Leon Dissing (see next entry)

Danico pottery is always marked with a number from 1-499, and usually a Danico stamp.

The “tube-lining” decoration on this piece was achieved using slip trailed through a cow horn and feather quill – a traditional, if difficult technique used well into the 1950s and 1960s by many Danish potters including Ady Kroyer in her early work.

 

Danico Pottery Denmark c1920s

Danico Pottery Denmark c1920s

Danico Pottery Mark

Danico Pottery Mark

A history of the Danico pottery can be found here:
http://users.telenet.be/janart/danish/Horsens.html

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