This large piece is from the EJ64 series by Einar Johansen for Søholm Denmark in the 1960s. I found it recently at an auction.
The unusual form which I haven’t come across before was designed to be used as a food storage crock or cookie jar by the look of it.
Subsequently it is quite a large, heavy piece.
Soholm EJ64 Series Crock
My interest in the work of Gerd Hjort Petersen lies in the fantastical and imaginative pieces she created at Soholm Pottery, Bornholm where she worked 1961-1962. They have quite a surrealist/ancient vibe about them with their fantastic creatures - although these designs may be based in spirituality as Gerd is also very well known for her Church commissions.
Soholm Burgundia Series
The shapes for this very modernist looking series were designed by Holm Sorensen, and the pattern/glaze/decoration by Svend Aage Jensen in 1956. Many of the same forms were used on the now very rare “Zambesi” series by the same collaborators and other series in the same decade.
The base glaze on Burgundia is a satin black, and the pattern has various designs hand-painted in white, yellow and pale blue.
It is hard to know exactly how many forms there were in this series, but there seems to have been a large number – some of which are now very very rare – like the coveted Bull, and the Stork.
Soholm Burgundia Design, Ewer – Side View
Soholm Burgundia Design, Candle Holder
Soholm Burgundia, Bowl – photo via Pinterest
Soholm Burgundia Design, Vase – this form came in 5 sizes.
Soholm Burgundia Group from Lauritz.com Auction House Denmark
Soholm Burgundia, Bowl
Burgundia forms, From the book “Søholm – Bornholmsk keramik”
Soholm Burgundia Ewer Vase – Via Pinterest