Fanny Garde

A Private Collection of Danish Porcelain

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Fanny Garde

 

Fanny Susanne Garde was born *20.2.1855 in Nørre Løgum, died 29.04.1928 in Copenhagen.

Her parents were vicar Peter Christian Garde (1816-94) and Augusta Charlotte Margrethe Lawaetz (1826-1906).

She worked and lived togehter with Effie Hegermann and shared also the same unique numbering system with her.

 

Fanny Garde was a Sønderjysk pastor's daughter and sister of the later mechanical engineer Georg Garde, came to Copenhagen in 1876 to become a student at the Art School for Women. It was established the year before by the Danish Women's Society with Charlotte Klein as leader. From 1877-84 Fanny Garde was pupil and drawing teacher at the school where she met the somewhat younger Effie Hegermann-Lindencrone in 1880. She developed a very close working relationship, later also common housing with her. Together they made several more trips, including Italy, France, England and Germany. In 1885 they worked together at Copenhagnes Lervarefabrik for G. Eifrig in Valby.

 

From 1886 the two women became permanent employees at the Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Factory, where they shared a studio. It was Pietro Krohn, the artistic director of B&G and their former teacher at the Art School for Women, who hired them to perform decoration work to Heron service. The service, which was the factory's first campaign in underglaze painting, was exhibited at the Nordic Industry, Agriculture and Art Exhibition in Copenhagen. 1888, at the world exhibitions in Paris in 1889 and 1900 and was a great success. Their first work served as a basis for the subsequent large underglaze department that was the flagship of the factory with the blue colored decoration glossy transparent glaze. Furthermore, they were some of the first female artists who worked as a decorative painter, and even provided draft models. Fanny Garde worked especially with underglaze painting, later also with the crackle porcelain. She was one of the plant's most active artists, technically secure and with a distinct sense of the material. She created also a series of works of pierced porcelain with stylized Danish floral, eg Vase with Christmas Roses, 1897 and Vase with Blackberries before 1907. In addition, she carried out extensive work in the factory and generated the Seagull service, designed in the 1890s, it most famous and still produced. The naturalistic decoration, with the white bird flying on a blue sky, may have Japanese models, while the service base raw pieces were generated by 1880 by August Hallin with it´s typical fish scales.

 

Fanny Garde was active throughout life and kept an ardent interest and enthusiasm for art, she also managed to convey to younger colleagues. Her work is represented in several museums in Denmark and abroad. Over the years, she participated in several exhibitions, including Dänische Ausstellung in Berlin 1910-11, Women Artists retrospective exhibition in 1920 and the World Exhibition in Paris in 1925, she got the gold medal.

 

Main information source: Kunstindex Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon and Erik Lassen: En københavnsk porcelænsfabriks historie

Lidded Urn
Lidded Urn
Lidded Urn
Lidded Urn
Lidded Urn
Flower Vase by FG
Flower Vase by FG
Blossom Vase with Earthenware ground
Blossom Vase with Earthenware ground
Blossom style vase
Blossom style vase
Fruit vase by FG
Fruit vase by FG
Maple vase
Maple vase
Maple vase
Maple vase
Lidded Urn
Lidded Urn

Artist: Fanny Garde

Date of Production: 1909

Unique Number: 1241

Height: 29 cm

Diameter: 20 cm

Motif: Lidded blossom urn

Remarks: Carved, pierced with insert

Lidded Urn

Artist: Fanny Garde

Date of Production: 1922

Unique Number: 1695

Height: 29 cm

Diameter: 16.5 cm

Motif: Lidded art nouveau vase

Remarks: Carved, pierced with earthenware

brown glaze

Flower Vase by FG
Flower Vase by FG

Artist: Fanny Garde

Date of Production: 1899 - 1902

Unique Number: 710

Height: 36 cm

Diameter: 17 cm

Motif: Lent Lily Vase with plastic blossoms

Remarks: In relief

Blossom Vase with Earthenware ground

Artist: Fanny Garde

Date of Production: 1912

Unique Number: 1363

Height: 38 cm

Diameter: 22 cm

Motif: Blossom Vase on earthenware ground

Remarks: In relief

Blossom style vase

Artist: Fanny Garde

Date of Production: 1925

Unique Number: 1778

Height: 34 cm

Diameter: 15 cm

Motif: Blossom Vase style

Remarks: In relief

Fruit vase by FG

Artist: Fanny Garde

Date of Production: 1895 - 1898

Unique Number: 359 (?)

Height: 16 cm

Diameter: 17 cm

Motif: Fruit (apricot)? Vase

Remarks:

Maple vase

Artist: Fanny Garde

Date of Production: 1923

Unique Number: 1732

Height: 17 cm

Diameter: 12,5 cm

Motif: Maple Vase

Remarks: In relief. Vase is shown on page 221 of

"Bing&Gröndahl Figurines" by Caroline

and Nick Pope, Schiffer Books 2002

Daffodil style  vase

Artist: Fanny Garde

Date of Production: 1902-1914

Unique Number: 829

Height: 22 cm

Diameter: 16 cm

Motif: Daffodil Style Vase

Remarks: In relief, top shaved off

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