A Large Pear, Ceramics by Hans Hedberg, Biot, France
Just a stunning pear made by Hans Hedberg (1917-2007) Swedish ceramist who had his studio in Biot, near Nice in France. The pear is as close to a real one as you can come. Hans Hedberg was a true master of creating ceramic fruits. This pear is 45 cm high, so it is very large. Just a stunning pieces of art. It is in really good condition except from some minor marks since it is handcrafted.
Hans Hedberg was both a painter and a ceramicist who ran his own workshop with a gas stove in Biot, between Nice and Antibes on the French Riviera. He starts his workshop there in 1949 and lived and worked there until his death in 2007. In the beginning he worked mostly with the ceramics, but later became well known for his exquisite sculptures of mainly fruits and eggs in high-burnt earthenware and with experimental glazes. He made both smaller sculpture for interior design as well as up to 1 meter high garden sculptures.
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