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The colorful variation of ceramics

Faience or earthenware is a type of ceramic burned in clay. Faience obtains its strength even in the first burning which takes place at 1100-1200 degrees celsius. When faience have been burned it becomes decorated and glazed. Then it is burned again to harden the glaze.

The glaze is not nearly as thick as porcelain glaze and is not burned at as high a temperature, which means more colors can be used on faience than on porcelain. The Faience-base color is a light yellowish, opaque ivory color, which is seen as the base color on the many faience vases and bowls.

Examples of faience (or earthenware):

       

The Tenera faience era

Faience was at its peak in the 1960s, when the Aluminia porcelain factory wagered big on the Tenera faience, known by its blue decorations. It was a huge sales success.

The Aluminia factory had hired six young artists from Denmark, Norway and Sweden in 1960. The six women designed numerous vases, pots, bowls and much more by the name Tenera. It became widely known because of its blue base color and imaginative decorations in vivid colors.

The artists behind the Tenera faience series were Berte Jessen, Inge-Lise Koefoed, Kari Christensen, Grete Helland-Hansen, Beth Breyern and Marianne Johnson.

Examples of Tenera faience:

   

The Baca faience era

The Tenera faience was well received in Denmark and was through the 1960's and 1970's virtually a household item as the price both then and today is reasonable.

Another popular faience series has been the Baca faience, often known by its brownish hues. The main artists behind the Baca faience were Nils Thorsson, Johanne Gerber, Ellen Malmer, Beth Breyen, Inge-Lise Koefoed, Anne Marie Trolle and Ivan Weiss.

In the 1980s and 1990s faience was not particularly popular, and many thought it was unfashionable. Today, faience and stoneware is making a comeback in interior design as the raw look works well in many modern homes.

After Aluminia and Royal Copenhagen merged the Royal Copenhagen faience tradition continued. However, it was only to a very limited extent. One of the most popular sets in faience is the Blue Edge, while the Ursula and Ole series were some of the last series produced in faience.

 

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Safe and Fast Worldwide shipping

In Denmark we mainly send by Post Denmark, GLS or DSV. - Other Countries by FedEx, DSV or GLS. 

In Denmark shipping cost are free for orders over DKK.1000 (except furniture etc)  - To other countries shipping and insurance costs will be added to the order. 

The estimated freight and insurance will be determined and presented before you make any payments. This also applies when you receive an offer from us.

You can also save freight cost by collecting your order at our shop in Odense, Denmark.

Delivery terms

There are 2 types of delivery terms:

  1. Delivery of items in stock
  2. Delivery of customised/special ordered items and items not in stock

Delivery of items in stock

All items currently in stock are items that we currently have stored at our warehouse.

Items in stock are normally shipped immediately (within 1-4 business days). When your payment has been confirmed by us, you will receive an order confirmation.

Should the time of delivery be delayed beyond normal (i.e. orders of large quantity) we will let you know.

Attention! By delivery time we mean the time from the order is confirmed to the order is shipped from DPH Trading. Not the time between the order is made to the time you receive the order.

Delivery of customised/special ordered items and items not in stock

Customised/special ordered items and items not in stock are all items we do not currently store at our warehouse.

We are therefore depending of the various suppliers, dealers and collectors and the time of delivery is only an estimate.

In some situations it can be impossible for DPH Trading to predict the exact time of delivery if the items are specially ordered or customised.

Sometimes the items have to be produced from scratch. If the particular item is of significant age we may have to rely on private collectors who are willing to sell.

All the customised/special ordered items are delivered as close to the agreed delivery date as possible.

DPH Trading could take precautions for the delivery of entire or parts of an order. Part deliveries can occur. We always strive to inform you as quickly and efficiently as possible, should any deliveries change or be divided into separate deliveries.

In extraordinary situations negotiations can be made where the buyer are not responsible for the extra delivery cost in case of part deliveries.

Collect your items at our shop

If you prefer to collect your order at our boutique in Odense, Denmark you very welcome to do so. 

You can see our opening hours and contact information at the page top and bottom.

When you collect you order in person at our shop the freight cost is free. A visit to our store also gives you the opportunity to experience our amazing selection of items on display.

 

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