This is a special & extremely rare, mid century, hand painted pottery Candle Bowl/Dish by Anita Nylund for JIE Gantofta Sweden.
The abstract primitive hand decoration & form are in absolutely pristine, 'as new' condition. The exceptional hand forming, retention of smooth satin glaze, decoration + flawless condition are notable. Four circular light & air vents are spaced around the dish, adding a functional design element.
This is possibly a one-of-a-kind candle bowl by the great Anita Nylund. While variations of this hand decoration exist, extensive research (with collectors & scholars of Scandinavian ceramics & design, alike) has returned no similar example of this particular piece or related form.
The small enameled butter warmer/mini-saucier pot in isting images will be included, since they look & work so well, together.
Dimensions: H 3" x W 7.5"