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Cathrineholm Red and White Lotus Platter Grete Prytz Kittelsen

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Measures: 12" diameter

There are no significant scratches or loss of enamel to either of the two Grete Pritz Kittelsen designed - Catherine Holm of Norway red and white lotus platters. I have two for sale and the price listed is for one with shipping included. Both are signed on the back as pictured in images five and six above.

"The Cathrineholm ironworks were founded in 1829 outside Halden in southern Norway and enjoyed their heyday in the 1960s and 70s. Cathrineholm initially made nails, ship chains and castings, in addition to bathtubs and agricultural implements. In 1907, the factory started up as an enamel works, producing contemporary enamelled kitchenware for many years until 1954, when Cathrineholm converted its coarse production in iron to fine production in steel – which quickly proved a success. It was also in 1954 that Cathrineholm started working with the young Norwegian enamel artist, Grete Prytz Kittelsen. Cathrineholm’s eyes were really opened to the talent of the successful artist when Grete Prytz Kittelsen impressed critics and the press at the international art and architecture exhibition, the Triennale, in Milan. Kittelsen and Cathrineholm worked together for years, designing and marketing the products we know and love today. The collaboration was not only hugely important to Grete Prytz Kittel’s career, but to Cathrineholm, too. Cathrineholm was synonymous with Grete Prytz Kittel’s designs – the stripes were one of her most famous and beloved successes, but she was also an innovative designer who experimented with many forms, patterns and production methods. Cathrineholm and Grete Prytz Kittelsen were bang on trend in their day, with their different brightly-coloured designs.

Award-winning designs
The characteristic enamel bowls from Cathrineholm found their way into thousands of homes in the 1960s, particularly in Scandinavia and the US. Several of the products from Cathrineholm won gold at the Triennale in Milan in 1957. This level of success resulted in Cathrineholm having real problems delivering the quantity of items required to meet customer demand. The enamelled dishes, bowls and pans that Grete Prytz Kittelsen created for Cathrineholm are design icons and coveted collectibles today. Grete Prytz Kittelsen was associated with Cathrineholm until the factory closed in 1971. After the closure of the factory, the legendary Scandinavian design gem was consigned to oblivion, despite Kittelsen choosing in some cases to produce enamelware at other factories.

Behind Cathrineholm’s massive success with enamel was goldsmith, enamel artist and designer, Grete Prytz Kittelsen (1917–2010), who was born into one of Norway’s leading and most recognised goldsmith dynasties, Tostrup. Grete Prytz Kittelsen was the fifth generation. It was clear from an early age that Grete Prytz Kittelsen had inherited her father’s and grandfather’s sense of design and innovative thinking. Her work with enamel in particular counts among Norway’s finest and has characterised Norwegian utility art and design history from 1945–65 to the present day.

Grete Prytz Kittelsen rebelled against exclusion, snobbism, privilege and wealth. She was, in addition, a member of the Norwegian resistance during the Second World War, forcing her to flee to Sweden in 1943. She pursued the ideal of high quality at the most reasonable cost possible. Kittelsen’s enamelled kitchenware from Cathrineholm was, for her, the vision of creating beautiful, everyday design, accessible to all. Initially, her designs were more the reserve of a small elite, but with the enamelled iron and steel products from Cathrineholm, her vision was realised.

References:
https://www.cathrineholm-design.com/om-cathrineholmengelsk
Measures: 12" diameter

There are no significant scratches or loss of enamel to either of the two Grete Pritz Kittelsen designed - Catherine Holm of Norway red and white lotus platters. I have two for sale and the price listed is for one with shipping included. Both are signed on the back as pictured in images five and six above.

"The Cathrineholm ironworks were founded in 1829 outside Halden in southern Norway and enjoyed their heyday in the 1960s and 70s. Cathrineholm initially made nails, ship chains and castings, in addition to bathtubs and agricultural implements. In 1907, the factory started up as an enamel works, producing contemporary enamelled kitchenware for many years until 1954, when Cathrineholm converted its coarse production in iron to fine production in steel – which quickly proved a success. It was also in 1954 that Cathrineholm started working with the young Norwegian enamel artist, Grete Prytz Kittelsen. Cathrineholm’s eyes were really opened to the talent of the successful artist when Grete Prytz Kittelsen impressed critics and the press at the international art and architecture exhibition, the Triennale, in Milan. Kittelsen and Cathrineholm worked together for years, designing and marketing the products we know and love today. The collaboration was not only hugely important to Grete Prytz Kittel’s career, but to Cathrineholm, too. Cathrineholm was synonymous with Grete Prytz Kittel’s designs – the stripes were one of her most famous and beloved successes, but she was also an innovative designer who experimented with many forms, patterns and production methods. Cathrineholm and Grete Prytz Kittelsen were bang on trend in their day, with their different brightly-coloured designs.

Award-winning designs
The characteristic enamel bowls from Cathrineholm found their way into thousands of homes in the 1960s, particularly in Scandinavia and the US. Several of the products from Cathrineholm won gold at the Triennale in Milan in 1957. This level of success resulted in Cathrineholm having real problems delivering the quantity of items required to meet customer demand. The enamelled dishes, bowls and pans that Grete Prytz Kittelsen created for Cathrineholm are design icons and coveted collectibles today. Grete Prytz Kittelsen was associated with Cathrineholm until the factory closed in 1971. After the closure of the factory, the legendary Scandinavian design gem was consigned to oblivion, despite Kittelsen choosing in some cases to produce enamelware at other factories.

Behind Cathrineholm’s massive success with enamel was goldsmith, enamel artist and designer, Grete Prytz Kittelsen (1917–2010), who was born into one of Norway’s leading and most recognised goldsmith dynasties, Tostrup. Grete Prytz Kittelsen was the fifth generation. It was clear from an early age that Grete Prytz Kittelsen had inherited her father’s and grandfather’s sense of design and innovative thinking. Her work with enamel in particular counts among Norway’s finest and has characterised Norwegian utility art and design history from 1945–65 to the present day.

Grete Prytz Kittelsen rebelled against exclusion, snobbism, privilege and wealth. She was, in addition, a member of the Norwegian resistance during the Second World War, forcing her to flee to Sweden in 1943. She pursued the ideal of high quality at the most reasonable cost possible. Kittelsen’s enamelled kitchenware from Cathrineholm was, for her, the vision of creating beautiful, everyday design, accessible to all. Initially, her designs were more the reserve of a small elite, but with the enamelled iron and steel products from Cathrineholm, her vision was realised.

References:
https://www.cathrineholm-design.com/om-cathrineholmengelsk

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THE SHIPPING IS FOR 48 USA STATES - ALASKA AND HAWAII PLEASE ASK FOR QUOTE. I am now shipping items outside the US . If you are seriously interested in purchasing an item please contact me by email so I can obtain and provide an accurate shipping price quote.
Mailing items will - most certainly - cost more than I charge. If - in the rare event - they dont I refund extra cost above $2.00.

Shipping on Furniture and Larger Mirrors: Where you live with respect to New York City will determine the manner of – how - when and the actual charges will be - so please contact me directly so I can better determine an accurate method.

Of course - I pack items very well and strive to keep charges at the lowest possible cost. Any gross overcharges on shipping and packing will be refunded. This would be most applicable to any larger item for reasons stated above.

If an item breaks - I will need you to take clear pictures and keep the item and packaging until the matter has been resolved with the shipping carrier.

If you live on the West Coast - some items - can take up to a week - as I try to keep shipping cost reasonable.

THE SHIPPING IS FOR 48 USA STATES - ALASKA AND HAWAII PLEASE ASK FOR QUOTE. I am now shipping items outside the US . If you are seriously interested in purchasing an item please contact me by email so I can obtain and provide an accurate shipping price quote.

Cathrineholm Red and White Lotus Platter Grete Prytz Kittelsen

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: Cathrineholm, Red and White Lotus Platter, Grete Prytz Kittelsen Enamelware Plate
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