Porcelain Flower Motif Bowl by Gunnar Nylund , ALP, 1940's
This is a thin, very rare, translucent white porcelain bowl designed by Gunnar Nylund for ALP Lidköping/Rörstrand. The bowl features a lovely relief decoration depicting the sun, clouds, water with waterlilies and reed, a swallow, lilies of the valley, forget-me-nots, and other spring flowers. The thin and delicate porcelain of this bowl makes the translucency of the beautiful motifs amazing.
Height: 9,5 cm Diameter: 13,3 cm
ABOUT AB Lidköpings Porslinsfabrik
ALP Lidköping was established in 1903 in Lidköping, Sweden. The company's name "ALP" is an abbreviation of "AB Lidköpings Porslinsfabrik," which translates to "Lidköping Porcelain Factory, Inc."
ALP Lidköping specialized in the production of porcelain and ceramics, and it gained recognition for the quality and craftsmanship of its products. The company's range of items included dinnerware, decorative pieces, and other household ceramics.
ALP Lidköping collaborated with several prominent Swedish designers and ceramic artists. Gunnar Nylund, in particular, played a significant role in the design of ALP ceramics. His work often featured minimalist and modernist designs that are highly collectible today.
In 1932, a merger took place with the Stockholm-based ceramic manufacturer Rörstrand. In 1936-39, all of Rörstrand's production was gradually moved to Lidköping. ALP still existed for a few years into the 1940s under its own name, parallel to Rörstrand, but after 1943 the business continued under the Rörstrand brand.