A small vase by the highly-regarded Swedish ceramicist Hans Hedberg (1917 - 2007). Glaze in grey-black/green. Signed.
Hedberg spent much of his working life in Biot, near Vallauris, in the south of France. Picasso, Léger and Cocteau visited his studio; Chagall was a student. Hedberg produced a wide body of work, but was most well-known for his large sculptures of fruit, particularly pumpkins and giant eggs with beautiful natural mottled glazes. A museum dedicated to him was opened in 1998 in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden.