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Small round pewter jar by Sylvia Stave, with clean lines. The humoristic motif on the lid, showing a man on the floor, peering in under a chest of drawers, tells us it is intended for the safe keeping of cufflinks.

Designer: Sylvia Stave
Maker: C. G. Hallberg
Year: 1929
Country: Sweden
Condition: Very good vintage condition consistent with age and use
Size: Height 4 cm, Diameter 8 cm


More about the item

Sylvia Stave was a prominent contributor to Swedish Modern design with her immaculate, sober designs in pewter. She became lead designer of the firm C. G. Hallberg as a 23 year old in 1931. She worked for C. G. Hallberg for ten years before suddenly quitting her trade completely and settling down as a house wife in Paris.

Literature: Kvinnliga pionjärer – Svensk form under mellankrigstiden. Magnus Olausson & Micael Ernstell. Nationalmuseum, 2015


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