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Clay treasures from Heřman Landsfeld collection

Agáta Petrakovičová Šikulová

Clay treasures from Heřman Landsfeld collectionHistorical clay toys are a bit of a rarity, as they are difficult to find; when repeatedly used, such toys had usually been damaged or completely destroyed. Nonetheless, it was possible to find them as fragments in waste areas of old, disused workshops. Today, they seem to be found only in museums or private collections. The authoress of this article introduces the collections from the estate of a ceramic artist, collector and amateur archaeologist Heřman Landsfeld who, between 1918 and 1938, lived in the town of Modra, working in the local ceramics workshop. The collection comprises twenty pieces, of which four are animal figurines and sixteen are varied human figurines.


Further articles in the magazine Craft, Art, Design 03/2017:


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