Friday, 1 April 2011
A Cathrineholm Bowl..
Back home, I Googled Norwegian enamelware and the name Cathrineholm popped up..who'd a thought?
Cathrineholm print - Yumalum Etsy shop
The Lotus pattern series of Cathrineholm with bowls, pans and pots designed by the famous Norwegian designer Grete Prytz Kittelsen in the 1950’s. Enamelling was a Norwegian speciality in the early years of the 20th century. Characteristic of her designs were the abstract motifs and striking colours....there's even a flickr group dedicated to her designs. I'm quite delighted with my find - I did a quick Ebay search and they appear to be worth around £70-£80!!!
Mr Northern Hi-lights has been away on his travels again this week, so I am chuckling to myself picturing his face when he walks into our bedroom later this evening and he spys my other thrift shop bargain...