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Box
  • TitleBox
  • Technique/ MaterialFaience, copper
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b x diam) 4,4 x 8,3 x 6,3 cm
  • DatingMade 1760s
  • Artist/Maker Designed and made by: Anders Fahlström, Swedish, born 1716, dead 1760
  • CategoryApplied art and design, Ceramic
  • Geographical originSödertälje, Sweden
  • Inventory No.NMK 40/1982
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1982
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1419:4 The Treasury
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    This box is signed “Söd: Tälje Fahlström”. This is the signature of one of two brothers who worked at Rörstrand from the early 1730s until 1763. They were born in Fellingsbro parish in Västmanland. The older brother, Anders (1716-1760), was apprenticed as a boy and promoted to porcelain master by 1752. The younger brother, Erik (1726–1787), was apprenticed to his brother in 1739 and became a supervisor in 1759. But Erik got into trouble with the law in 1761, for killing the daughter of one of the factory workers. He was let off with a fine and a short prison sentence, and was to be under the surveillance of the factory management. But the factory wanted nothing to do with him from 1763, and he was told to leave. In 1766, Erik Fahlström moved to Södertälje, where he was hired at a factory for stoneware. He drowned in 1787, when he was out fishing.