Upsala Ekeby was founded in Sweden in 1886 as a ceramic and glass company that produced tile and brick for stoves. By the turn of the century, stove production was strong, and the company expanded the line to include objects such as vases, bowls, and plates. Over the next few decades, tile focus turned from stove to wall, and a greater emphasis was put on home accents as the company hired talented artists and potters. The company thrived through the 50′s and 60′s until they could no longer compete with the mass market. Upsala Ekeby closed its doors in 1978, leaving behind a collection of iconic and highly desirable mid-century objects.
Modern, sleek and sophisticated comes to mind when viewing this lovely 3-piece coffee set produced by Upsala Ekeby Company, circa 1960's, in Karlskrona, Sweden. The graceful white porcelain blanks are decorated with a band of elongated leaves in alternating shades of mauve and blue/gray. The coffee pot measures 7 1/2" in height, 9" from handle-to-spout and 5 1/4" in width; the covered sugar bowl measures 2 1/2" in height and 4 1/8" across; the creamer measures 3" in height, 4 3/4" from spout-to-handle and 3" across. Each piece is stamped with the company logo and "Upsala Ekeby - Karlskrona Sweden - 5368". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint condition.