Presenting The Rare Original One of A Kind Mid-century Platters
by Brenda Andersen
Brenda Andersen designed many of Andersen Design’s production patterns and in the process there were times when she veneered into pure creativity producing uniquely and spontaneous one of a kind objects of art.The liberty to let the craftsmanship and discipline of repetitive patterning interact with the inspired imagination of the creative artisan became part of the Andersen Design production process confounding conventional concepts of production.
The Platter decorated in a blue green tree exemplifies the way that Brenda was able to decorate in a style that is at one controlled and lyrical. The graceful leaves and branches require a discipline of will to maintain their consistent character but it there is never a feeling of a mechanized routine in Brenda’s work. Although the leaves have an elegant consistency in form, the intuitive arrangement of the leaves and the branches expresses a faith in a spontaneous unfolding of the world.
The Portrait of a Lady with flowers cascading through her hair and down her form was likely created by Brenda in the late fifties or early sixties. The figure has a dreamy wistful look as she stands in a field with nature abounding. One wonders what is on her mind. Brenda’s faces are always expressive. This one is no exception.
|Platter with Primitive Green Tree by Brenda Andersen circa 1950’s|
Uniquely rigorous brushwork creates an artful tree with a primitive edge in this one of a kind artwork by Brenda on Weston’s long oval platter, circa 1950’s.
|Primitive Fish By Brenda Andersen, circa 1950’s|
|Family of Fish by Brenda Andersen circa 1950’s
This Mother Fish with Babies is the only one of its kind painted in a blue, green and grey and white color palette in Brenda’s inimitable style. The family of fish is painted on Weston’s long oval platter, circa 1950’s.16 inches long, 7.5 inches wide. 1 inch high. The signature on is a scripted Anderson Signature is solid black, quite an exceptionally beautiful signature in our opinion. The personal last name signature dates the platter in the early fifties, when the Andersen’s were on Southport Island and had not yet reverted the spelling of their last name to the original Danish version “andersen”.