This stylized, white and gray owl was designed by important artist, Lillemor Mannerheim at the Arabia factory in Finland sometime in the 1980’s.
It was sold for the benefit of the World Wildlife Fund. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961 that works in the field of wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States.
The glaze on its back has an eye-catching iridescence.
Lillemor Mannerheim (1927-1994) is one of the well-known representatives of the illustrious Nordic ceramic design of the 20th century. She was one of the leading designers for Rorstrand and Arabia in the 1950’s-1980’s. Mannerheim is represented at numerous museums in Sweden and Finland.
Series: World Wild Fund (WWF)
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks
Measures 5” x 8” x 4”
SOLD to MI - 2021 - 00140EB