Marianne Høst

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Marianne Høst


Marianne Mathea Høst was a painter. she was born 03.06.1865 in Thisted, died 14/11/1943 at Saunte in Copenhagen.Her parents were book trader and bookbinder Rudolph Høst and Anne Sophie Schou.


Marianne Høst was one of Arnold Krog's  first employees at underglaze painting at the Royal. Porcelain, where she completed numerous unicas. She also worked in paralell on oil paintings. Her subjects include landscapes, interiors and genre motifs. These were at that time very popular motifs similar to those she worked with as a porcelain painter. She proved to have a very special skills and a good sense of color.

She was educated at the Drawing and Applied Art School. for Women in 1883 by Marie Luplau and Emilie Mundt Malersk. Then further at the Royal Porcelain Kunstakademy in February 1890 (Viggo Johansen). She painted at the Royal Copenhagen factory from 1885 on until 1904. In 1907-1909 also in Meissen.


Main information source: Kunstindex Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon


Butterfly and leaves Vase
Butterfly and leaves Vase
Flamingo Vase

Artist:                       Marianne Høst

Date of Production: September 1892

Unique Number:      3589

Height:                     43,5 cm

Diameter:                 28 cm

Motif:                        Art Nouveau styled vase with pink

                                 flamingos

Remarks:                 Was sold to Mr. Hall for 80 DKK

Grape Vase
Grape Vase
Flower Plate with bugs by Marianne Host
Flower Plate with bugs by Marianne Host
MH - Peacock Planter
MH - Peacock Planter
MH - Peacock Planter
Duckling Tray
Pike Vase
Pike Vase
Host Tea pot
Host Tea pot
Butterfly and leaves Vase

Artist:                       Marianne Høst

Date of Production: July 1887

Unique Number:      none

Height:                     22,5 cm

Diameter:                 12 cm

Motif:                        Butterfly Vase with green and golden

                                 leaves

Remarks:                 Typical colors in green and gold trim for

                                 this time. Marianne´s blue painter

                                 number 46 was used for this early piece

Flamingo Vase
Flamingo Vase
Grape Vase

Artist:                       Marianne Høst

Date of Production: December 1887

Unique Number:      none

Height:                     19,5 cm

Diameter:                 13,5 cm

Motif:                        Wine grapes Vase with blue and golden

                                 leaves and grapes. Bottom ring with

                                 butterflies

Remarks:                 Typical colors in blue and gold trim for

                                 this time. Marianne´s blue painter

                                 number 46 was used for this early piece

Flower Plate with bugs by Marianne Host

Artist:                       Marianne Høst

Date of Production: February 1889

Unique Number:      1071

Height:                     3 cm

Diameter:                 30 cm

Motif:                        Withe and blue blossoms with golden

                                 rims. Golden bugs on green leaves

                               

Remarks:                 Typical colors in blue and gold trim for

                                 this time. Low unique number for this

                                 early piece. Sold to Mrs. Callum 1894

                                 for 40 DKK.

MH - Peacock Planter
MH - Peacock Planter

Artist:                       Marianne Høst

Date of Production: May 1899

Unique Number:      7160

Height:                     26,5 cm

Diameter:                 32 cm

Motif:                        Peacocks                             

Remarks:                 Was sold in 1899 to Princess Dagmar,

                                the former Empress of Russia, who was

                                married to Tzar Alexander III for 350

                                 DKK

Duckling Tray

Artist:                       Marianne Høst

Date of Production: January 1903

Unique Number:      8447

Height:                     2 cm

Depth:                      21 cm

Width:                      28 cm

Motif:                        Ducklings                               

Remarks:                 Was sold for 50 DKK

Pike Vase
Pike Vase

Artist:                       Marianne Høst

Date of Production: April 1899

Unique Number:      7095

Height:                     47 cm

Diameter:                 32 cm

Motif:                        Pikes                               

Remarks:                 was drilled and used as Vase lamp. Sold

                                 for 600 DKK

Host Tea pot

Artist:                       Marianne Høst

Date of Production:  October 1890

Unique Number:      2165

Height:                     13 cm

Width:                15 cm

Depth:                7,5 cm

Motif:                        Lily blossom                              

Remarks:                 Lid is missing. Was sold to Mr. Cadosa

                                 at the Paris store for 100 DKK

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