Jens Quistgaard “Rune”, Kronjyden Nissen
Another of the great stoneware designs by Jens Quistgaard for Danish maker Kronjyden Nissen in the 1960s.
This design is called “Rune”, and the motifs on the design appears to be based upon or give an impression of early Runes (turned on their side) which were which were used to write various Germanic/Scandinavian languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet.
Again it is a stoneware dinner service, this time with a smooth semi matte glaze with lovely pale olive green to ochre colours on the rims and edges. Again the brass rattan wrapped handles on some of the pieces add to the feel of being hand-crafted.
Rune Design Cup, Saucer, Plate, Jens Quistgaard for 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.
Kronjyden Nissen, Jens Quistgaard “Cordial” Design Teapot
Kronjyden Nissen, Jens Quistgaard “Cordial” Design Cup, Saucer, Plate
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). Read more
Jens Quistgaard’s “Azur” Design was created for Kronjyden Nissen Demark in the early 1960s, soon after “Relief”.
The design features a charming abstracted floral repeat motif, reminiscent of Japanese cherry blossom. The plates are have an octagonal form, and the whole series seems a further refinement of the “Relief” design.
The most common colourway you will find it in is a subtle blue grey, but the design was also made in at least 1 other colour – a chocaltey brown called “Umbra”
Kronjyden Nissen “Azur” Jens Quistgaard, Teapot
Kronjyden Nissen “Azur” Jens Quistgaard – Plate form
Kronjyden Nissen “Azur” Jens Quistgaard – Cup, Saucer, Plate
Kronjyden Nissen “Azur” Jens Quistgaard – lidded Sugar Bowl