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Reto Swedish Platter

R230.00

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Reto Swedish Platter

R230.00

From what I’ve read about Swedish pottery house, Jie Gantofta, today’s serving dish is quite an unusual piece as the company seemed to specialise in more decorative objects, like wall plaques and figurines. Started by John Ewert “Jie” Johnson in 1942 in Helsingborg, Sweden, the company began as a side project while Jie worked as a decorator for Boréus. But business was good and at its peak Jie employed over 50 artists, including some of Swedens most well known designers! In 1969, Jie began using screen printing to decorate their pottery as hand painting had become too expensive – looking at the style of today’s dish I wonder if that’s maybe the method employed here with that very Scandinavian blue and black print? The print is in great condition as is the dish itself – there are one or two manufacturing defects, but no actual signs of wear, which is really nice! It’s also quite a generously proportioned dish, so could be used for anything from serving roasted veggies to freshly baked bread, or even a delicious salad – the choice is yours!

Dimensions: cm long x cm wide x cm deep

P.S. Unfortunately this item is too large for one of our courier packets, so will need to be boxed. To save on shipping costs, we’re happy to combine other items at no additional courier fee

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