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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, Market Design

Figgjo Norway, Market

Figgjo Norway, “Market” was designed in 1963 by Turi Gramstad Oliver, straight after she had designed Lotte. Each shape of the Market series features a different scene of characters at food markets dressed in folk style costumes.

The colours are hues of green and yellow on a white ground. It was in production from 1966-1980.

In its era, Market was as popular as the Lotte design, but the most admired design of the two now, 60 years or so later, seems to be Lotte. Both Lotte and Market have a similar look and feel to them with their quirky and delightful characters, costumes and settings.

Figgjo "Market" Design Cups

The design on every form is different, as is the case with Lotte. I haven’t yet come across a complete list of the forms in these series, but I continue to find a shapes that are new to me. Figgjo of this era was exported worldwide in large numbers – and especially to Australia, the U.S. and Canada where designs such as Market and Lotte are still very popular on the secondary market – but now to a whole new generation. Read more