Jens Quistgaard “Cordial”, Kronjyden Nissen
Another of the hugely popular designs by Jens Quistgaard for Kronjyden Nissen Denmark in the 1960s was “Cordial” . This was another of the stoneware series Quistgaard designed – but the matte glaze surfaces of “Contrast” and “Azure” were now replaced with a more versatile and user friendly satin gloss glaze.
The design features an charming embossed repeat pattern of the small connected hearts.
Light grey was the default colour of this design, but it was made in several other colours later in its production.
Circa 1984 a range of other colours were introduced which ran until 1988 when Knabstrup closed and production was taken over by Bing & Grondahl (but it is not clear if Quistgaard had any involvement in the addition of other colours to the design).
The range of colour variations included pink, black, white, turquoise, and purple. These are much harder to find than the standard grey of the original release however.