Valdemar Engelhardt

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Valdemar Engelhardt


Valdemar Engelhardt (1860-1915) was a ceramic chemist employed at Royal Copenhagen from 1892 until 1915. An expert in crystalline and flambé glazes, he was responsible for some of the best pieces to come from the manufactory.


"...in this special technique, which is today for almost any manufactory a contest for technical capability, Copenhagen will not be beaten by any other factory, as a maximum Sevres comes close to that...." (Bormann, page 89). With his work and the pieces that he manufactured he had a major share in the success and the status that Royal Copenhagen achieved. Following the Chemist Auguste Clement, who was the founder of the crystal glazes at Royal Copenhagen, he was able to bring this technique to perfection and develop new glazes.


Main information source:Gisela Reineking von Bock, Kopenhagener Porzellan und Steinzeug

Crystalline Glaze Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase
Polar bear drinking from crystalline bowl
Polar bear drinking from crystalline bowl

Artist Decoration:     Valdemar Engelhardt / Miss M. Carlsen

Artist Figurine:         Arnold Krog

Date of Production: 1903

Unique Number:      F548

Height:                     7,5 cm

Width:                      23 cm

Depth:                      15 cm

Motif:                        Polar bear drinking from crystalline

                                 glazed bowl

Remarks:                 Only 30 pieces were made for an artistic

                                club in Paris. See also Arthur Haydens

                                "Royal Copenhagen Porcelain" pages

                                413-415

Crystalline Glaze Snail Vase
Crystalline Glaze Snail Vase
Crystalline Glaze blue Vase
Crystalline Glaze blue Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase
Blue Crystalline Glaze Vase
Blue Crystalline Glaze Vase
Special Glaze Vase
Crystalline Glaze Vase

Artist:                       Valdemar Engelhardt

Date of Production: 1903

Unique Number:      F 849

Height:                     74 cm

Diameter:                 20.5 cm

Motif:                        Green and yellow crystalline glaze

Remarks:                 Vase depicted as item140 on page 122

                                 of "Kopenhagener Porzellan und

                                 Steinzeug" by Gisela Reineking von

                                 Bock. Was exhibited at the 1991

                                 exhibition in Cologne at the MAK

Polar bear drinking from crystalline bowl
Polar bear drinking from crystalline bowl
Crystalline Glaze Snail Vase
Crystalline Glaze Snail Vase

Artist:                       Valdemar Engelhardt

Date of Production: 1893

Unique Number:      833

Height:                     24.5 cm

Diameter:                 11 cm

Motif:                        Blue and orange crystalline glaze vase

                                 with snails

Remarks:                 

Crystalline Glaze blue Vase

Artist:                       Valdemar Engelhardt

Date of Production: 1903

Unique Number:      F 846

Height:                     61.5 cm

Diameter:                 22.5 cm

Motif:                        Blue and brown crystalline glaze vase

         

Remarks:                 

Crystalline Glaze Vase

Artist:                       Valdemar Engelhardt

Date of Production: 1892-1915

Unique Number:      K 691

Height:                     15 cm

Diameter:                 12,5 cm

Motif:                        Blue and orange crystalline glaze

Remarks:                 

Crystalline Glaze Vase

Artist:                       Valdemar Engelhardt

Date of Production: 1892-1915

Unique Number:      B 21

Height:                     10 cm

Diameter:                 7,5 cm

Motif:                        Blue and brownish crystalline glaze

Remarks:                 

Crystalline Glaze Vase

Artist:                       Valdemar Engelhardt

Date of Production: 1892-1915

Unique Number:      962

Height:                     17,5 cm

Diameter:                 8 cm

Motif:                        Green and white crystalline glaze

Remarks:                 

Crystalline Glaze Vase

Artist:                       Valdemar Engelhardt

Date of Production: 1892-1915

Unique Number:      K 180

Height:                     17,5 cm

Diameter:                 8,5 cm

Motif:                        Greyish crystalline glaze

Remarks:                 Factory 2nd, hairline crack

Blue Crystalline Glaze Vase

Artist:                       Valdemar Engelhardt

Date of Production: 1892-1915

Unique Number:      H 763

Height:                     23,5 cm

Diameter:                 11,5 cm

Motif:                        Blue crystalline glaze

Remarks:                 Top sanded down

Special Glaze Vase

Artist:                         Valdemar Engelhardt

Date of Production:   1894-1897

Unique Number:        D 384

Height:                       15 cm

Diameter:                   8 cm

Motif:                          Special Glaze vase

Remarks:                   With golden gilt at the bottom

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