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Figgjo “Sicilia”, Turi Gramstad Oliver

This charming design is instantly recognisable as one by Turi Gramstad Oliver for Figgjo Norway.

The series is called “Sicilia”, and it was designed as a fruit set with 6 different plates (18.5cm) and a larger serving plate (about 30cm). The plates have a rounded square form used on some other series at Figgjo around the same time. The glaze being high gloss, adds to the design giving it a lovely tactile quality.

The outline of the design has been silkscreened, which was then finished with hand painting. 

Each of the 6 smaller plates has a male or female figure in a bucolic setting with fruit, and the larger plate has a design of the male and female figures together. 

Turi recalls it being made a long time after Lotte – probably some time in the early to mid 1970s.

Figgjo Norway "Sicilia" - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway “Sicilia” – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway "Sicilia" - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway “Sicilia” – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway "Sicilia" - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway “Sicilia” – Turi Gramstad Oliver

 

Figgjo Norway "Sicilia" - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway “Sicilia” – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway "Sicilia" - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway “Sicilia” – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway "Sicilia" - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway “Sicilia” – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo "Sicilia" - Serving Platter - Turi Gramsted Oliver

Figgjo “Sicilia” – Serving Platter – Turi Gramsted Oliver – Photo via RetroHygge Etsy

Figgjo Norway "Sicilia" - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Norway “Sicilia” – Turi Gramstad Oliver

 

Figgjo Norway, “Victoria” Pattern

This charming design really brings a smile to the face. It is the Figgjo Norway “Victoria” design by Turi Gramstad Oliver.

This design was only in production from 1973-1974, and is now quite hard to come by.

The design consists of a charming, luxuriant garden scene in purples, yellow, greens and pinks on a bright white ground….. Such a beautiful colour combination.

The design reminds me of many of the very popular “psychedelic” graphics of the late 60’s and 1970s

 

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern Backstamp

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern Backstamp

 

Figgjo Norway, Heliotrope, Turi Gramstad Oliver

This fabulous design is “Heliotrope”, another of Turi Gramstad Oliver’s striking designs. This series was only in production from 1970-1975 and is now quite hard to find.

A lot of the web resources for identifying and dating Figgjo output seem to have vanished over the past few years, but fortunately I was able to locate a list of a number of designs by Turi on a Norwegian Online Museum website here

I love the bold strong colours of this design, especially that of the sun and large flower – but also the layout and organisation of the design. You can almost smell spring in the air looking at this design. It is said to be Turi’s favourite design amongst the many she produced.

The design is placed on the same ceramic forms as most of the other Figgjo designs from the 1960s and 1970s like Lotte, Market etc which were all designed by Jorg Løve Nielsen

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver (pattern slightly worn at arm)

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver