Set of two vases with handles by Gunnar Nylund and Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, ca. 1940’s and 1950's
To have one’s ears pulled means that one is reluctant, even recalcitrant, to behave properly. This practice seems to date back to Roman times, when bad payers were dragged before the courts by their ears. These vases must have been involved in some kind of mischief, as their ears are well drawn.