Bertha Nathanielsen

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Bertha Nathanielsen


Bertha Nathanielsen was a painter. She was born 24.12.1869 in Stavanger and died 19.01.1914 at Oringe. Her parents were Steam Master Knud Nathanielsen and Severine Gjesdahl. Bertha Nathanielsen stayed single.

Bertha Nathanielsen performed unique works in underglaze decorated porcelain with flowers and landscapes for the Royal Copenhagen. For the same factory she painted in competition with 5 other women cold dish for the exhibition in 1895. The subject is dandelion that has stylized leaves and pappus, painted with soft, curved shapes.

Bertha Nathanielsen learned underlaze painting in Arnold Krog´s department at Royal Copenhagen from 1893 on and stayed there until 1906. She also went to Dorphs painting school 1904/05.


Miss Nathanielsen travelled to India in 1887; Spain, Italy, Germany and England 1890s


Main information source: Kunstindex Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon




Flower Vase
Flower Vase
BN Butterfly Vase
BN Butterfly Vase

Artist:                       Bertha Nathanielsen

Date of Production: June 1900

Unique Number:      7448

Height:                     16 cm

Width:                      13.5 cm

Depth:                      8.5 cm

Motif:                        Butterfflies

Remarks:                 Sod for 75 DK

Lilly Vase
Flower Vase
Lidded Vase
Lidded Vase
BN - Leave vase
BN - Leave vase
Flower Vase

Artist:                       Bertha Nathanielsen

Date of Production: November 1899

Unique Number:      7282

Height:                     42,5 cm

Diameter:                 16,5 cm

Motif:                        Vase with Chrysantemia

Remarks:                 Sold to Director Hornemann in 1900

                                 for 150 DKK

BN Butterfly Vase
BN Butterfly Vase
Lilly Vase

Artist:                       Bertha Nathanielsen

Date of Production: January 1901

Unique Number:      7765

Height:                     42,5 cm

Diameter:                 16,5 cm

Motif:                        Vase with lillies

Remarks:                 Sold for 200 DKK

Lidded Vase

Artist:                       Bertha Nathanielsen

Date of Production: December 1895

Unique Number:      5646

Height:                     17,5 cm

Diameter:                 11 cm

Motif:                        Lidded Vase with berries - Mistletoe

Remarks:                 Sold in 1896 for 50 DKK

BN - Leave vase

Artist:                       Bertha Nathanielsen

Date of Production: August 1897

Unique Number:      6345

Height:                     46,5 cm

Diameter:                 30 cm

Motif:                        Flowers and leaves vase

Remarks:                 Sold for 75 DKK

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