Cathrineholm (Norway) 'Lotus' Ice Bucket | White on Blue *RARE FIND*
The Cathrineholm factory opened in Halden, Norway in 1907. Originally producing ironworks and agricultural equipment, they then moved to creating signage and general household wares, before producing enamelled kitchenware.
As a designer, Grete Prytz Kittelsen was contracted to Cathrineholm, from 1955 until 1972.
During that time she designed a range of enamelware for the company - most famously Lotus (1962-65) and not-so-famously Stripes (1956), Square (1958) and Bands (1958).
Contrary to popular belief, the flower pattern displayed on the Lotus design was not the work of Grete herself, but by a lesser known employee. In fact, Grete has been known to comment on how she doesn't like the pattern at all and that it ruins the look of her solid-colour design!
An incredible treasure and a rare one at that - a 'Lotus' ice bucket, in a stunning white on blue colour combination.
This beauty stands approx 25cm tall (to the top of the knob handle) and 22.5cm diameter. It's in great to excellent vintage condition with very little surface wear.
It has an enamel body and lid, with a plastic insert.
Such a fun statement piece for any Cathrineholm collection. These rare beauties don't come up often!