Urn Peruanska - Diameter 27,5 cm Height 34 cm, Pewter, Estrid Ericson | Svenskt Tenn

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  • Product information
    Article number:
    106179
    Designer:
    Estrid Ericson
    Material:
    Pewter
    Size:
    Diameter 27,5 cm Height 34 cm

    Pewter is a silvery-white metallic element that is extracted primarily from the mineral tinstone or cassiterite. It is one of the few metals that have been in use since prehistoric times.

  • Design

    Estrid Ericson’s idea for the large pewter urn came from a Peruvian pottery container from the late Chimu era (1150-1460), which was part of the Museum of Ethnography’s collection. This urn was in Svenskt Tenn’s collection back in 1925.

    Designer

    Estrid Ericson

    Estrid Ericson
    Estrid Ericson

    Estrid Ericson began her career as a drawing teacher and pewter artist. But what really set her apart during her 56 years as managing director for Svenskt Tenn were her abilities as a producer and scenographer. Ericson never had an aesthetic programme mapped out, but she had an imaginative person’s perceptiveness for the many faces of beauty. Read more

  • Care instructions

    Pewter is a soft material that requires careful treatment. We recommend using cotton gloves when handling pewter. Objects that are not being used can be stored in a plastic or felt bag to avoid scratching.

    It is generally recommended to avoid using polish on pewter, since it can cause scratches. To remove fingerprints and other stains, rinse the pewter in warm water with a small amount of dish detergent. Dry with a soft cloth. For more advanced cleaning of pewter objects we recommend a professional restorer, for example, KA Johnsson in Stockholm.

    Keep in mind that humidity can damage table tops and other surfaces. Wipe the vase dry immediately after filling it with water, and always keep it dry to reduce the need for polishing.

  • Sustainability and manufacturing

    Material

    Pewter

    Pewter has been used since ancient times and is extracted from the mineral cassiterite. At Humstorp Metallverkstad in Västergötland they are constantly working on choosing the most environmentally friendly alternatives when purchasing. Throughout the manufacturing process, waste is minimised and whatever metal scrap remains is sent to recycling. Excess pewter can be melted down and used once again. In addition, a separate solar power facility provides approximately 40 per cent of the workshop’s electricity consumption.

    Production

    ERIK POURS 450°C HOT LIQUID PEWTER in the 100°C hot mould on the workbench. He has just begun the production of an Estrid Ericson vase and, even with the protection of a fireman’s glove, a steady hand is essential.

    HE PINCHES HARD as he attaches clamps to the mould to make it stick together. However, it is soon time to remove the clamps again. Pewter solidifies in seconds and it is important to remove the vase section from the mould as soon as possible. Although Erik has done this hundreds of times, occasionally he fails. Ideal temperature conditions are required in order for the pewter to correctly fill the pattern in the mould.

    “Pewter is the most time consuming of all the metals; it always contains dross and impurities. Fortunately, pewter also has a forgiving nature: it can be melted down innumerable times.”

    Erik and his wife Inger founded the workshop in Västergötland in 1979. The bronze mould used to cast Estrid Ericson’s Peruvian Urn was manufactured at the H. Bergman Fine Art Foundry, Stockholm in the 1920s and the urn is produced in exactly the same way today.

    Today the couple’s son Oskar and two other young employees work in the metal workshop, which is one of the few remaining pewter artisan workshops in Sweden. This family-owned business manufactures Svenskt Tenn’s most advanced pewter and brass products, including, in addition to Estrid Ericson’s vase, Anna Petrus’ pewter lions and Josef Frank’s candlestick, The Friendship Knot.

    Sustainability in focus

    Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.

  • Inspiration

    Inspiration

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Urn Peruanska Diameter 27,5 cm Height 34 cm, Pewter

6,600 USD (incl. VAT)

Web: In stock   Store: In stock
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