This beautiful green mid century modern Elle tankard was made in Norway. Under the direction of Tor Samuelsen, the Elle studio produced pottery from 1942 until 1967 in Torkildstranda, which is in Drøbak near Oslo. I get the impression that the popularity of Elle pieces - which are already considered collectibles in Norway - is spreading... and for good reason! This truly is a gorgeous piece of vintage pottery.
This tankard is approx. 5.25" (13.3 cm) tall and holds over 500mL. It is in very good vintage condition, with no chips, cracks or crazing and only minor marks/staining. This piece still bears part of its original sticker.
The bottom of the tankard is marked as follows:
899 - M2
I also have a blue version of this tankard: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88502315