Wilhelm Kage Farsta Ceramic Plaque

Price: $1800 sale price $900
Period: 1950s
Condition: Excellent
Height: 2 in.
Width: 12 in.
Depth: 12 in.
Count: 1
Materials: Glazed earthenware
Creator: Wilhelm Kage

Wilhelm Kage (1889-1960) was a well-known painter and ceramicist who trained under Henri Matisse, Carl Wilhelsson, and Johan Rohde. He is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art. Often using classical designs and iconography, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a piece from this Art Deco artist. Kage's pride was the Farsta series of unique vessels made of heavy stoneware with carved surfaces. The farsta clay was from the Farsta Bay area near his studio. Art historians consider the Farsta pieces the culmination of Wilhelm Kage's artistic production.