This is one of the most elegant Swedish kitchenware items we've ever come across. It's a hard-to-find white china pitcher made by Upsala-Ekebyat the Karlskrona Porcelain Factory, probablly around the mid 1950s. This was from a line known as "Stella" and we believe it was designed by Sven Erik Skawonius. If anyone has any more information about the heritage of this design, we'd love to hear about it.
The pitcher has graceful ridges running up its sides with a small bottom portion remaining undecorated. It has a long and delicate looped handle. It reminds us a little of something Eva Zeisel might have made. Imprinted on the bottom with a gold stamp that reads: "Stella Upsala Ekeby UE Sweden Karlskrona". We've seen this same item with different green ink stamp that also includes the Skawonius name. We're unsure why the one we have has the different stamp, but the pitcher looks exactly the same. This would be a great pickup if you collect Upsala Ekeby or Scandinavian dinnerware.
In great condition with no obvious sign of wear - no cracks, chips or scratches that we can see.
The pitcher measures about 8 1/2 inches tall, 3 1/2 inches across the widest portion of the mouth and 2 3/4 inches across the bottom.