Dating Berndt Friberg Ceramics

For Gustavsberg

Bernt Friberg, 1954

Berndt Friberg and other artists at Gustavsberg marked their studio pieces with various stamps and signatures. From 1939-1947, Friberg used the stamps illustrated below. From 1948 on, the artist marked each work with a hand-rendering of the Gustavsberg studio symbol and his name.

In combination with the studio symbols, Friberg also marked his works with an uppercase or lowercase letter to indicate the year of production. The same letter and date code was used by others at Gustavsberg including Wilhelm Kåge and Stig Lindberg. Later in his life, Friberg wrote out the year in its entirety. 

The examples in the present lot are marked accordingly (from left to right): M - 1971, H - 1966, a - 1959, Z - 1955 and b - 1960.