NEW. “Marieberg”is our new series of pots. The design is based on the typical small flowers that the famous Swedish faiance and porcelain factory Marieberg is famous for. The factory was established in the mid 18-th century just outside Stockholm and was an emediate success.
Simply Scandinavia produces the most genuine reproductions of Chinese porcelain, planters, vases, bowls and plates of traditional design.
East Indian is the name of the porcelain patterns which were exported to Europe originating in the traditional patterns that the Chinese themselves appreciated. Export porcelain on the other hand is considered to be the designs and patterns that the European trade companies ordered in China based on Western drawings, meticulously copied by Chinese craftsmen. Each family of means ordered dinner services with their own family crest.
The Marieberg company
The Marieberg company was established by Johan Ehrenreich 1759 and started manufacturing faiance products but soon switched to porcelain. The factory is probably most famous for the ceramic stoves. After some economic setbacks Marieberg was sold to a competitor.
The Ming dynasty
The Ming dynasty lasted between 1368 and 1644, the first Emperor was Zhu Yuanzhang. It was a very stable and organized society where art flourished.
Jaques de Maults
was an assistant to Berain and is responsible for decorating the Gallery of Charles XI at the Palace in Stockholm.
The East India ship “Götheborg”
sank on the 12th of September 1745 only 900 meters from its home port in Sweden.
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Jean-Eric Rehn was Sweden’s most celebrated designer in 18th Century.
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In 1684 the Chinese Emperor opened up foreign trade with China.
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Chinese porcelain manufacturing in the 18th Century
Nicodemus Tessin was the leading Swedish architect in the 17th/18th century. His most famous building is the Royal Palace in Stockholm. He designed a grand house for himself close to the Palace. Our flower pot “Tessin” is decorated with his own plans for his house.
New. The Ming dynastyis probably the most famous period in Chinese history and much loved for the elegant blue and white porcelain. With these fantasy beasts we are getting close to the original look and we have put ”Ming” on our largest models, that way you can create a very sophisticated interior.