This work of mid-century Modernist design is a deceptively mirrored table-cooler and a glass-encased ceramic piece by Haesco Schmidt & Co., Großbreitenbach. This particular design was popular in the 1950s.
The reflective surface of the piece is achieved with a reflective mirrored layer which is encased in a layer of thin glass and resulting in a piece that appears to be made of metal but reveals its true colours upon touch. The glass layer is seamless and barely detectable. The piece is accented with a Cream glazed ceramic base and a handle with gentle geometric flare. Originally purposed as a table-cooler, this piece could be used as an accent piece or as part of a serving spread on the dinner table. Such a dish could be purposed for keeping foods such as sauces, butter, caviar or even chocolates chilled.
Very Good. No significant damage such as cracks or repairs to the set, the following wear has been mentioned for completeness:
- Base: minor scratches on the inside glass surface of the bowl. Very mild wear on the underside from use.
- Label: The transferred label has some flaking.
Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.
- Lid: Height c. 3" / 7.5 cm x c. 4.6" / 12 cm width (across widest point). Handle diameter c. 1.25" / 3.1 cm.
- Base: Height c. 4.3" / 10.8 cm x c. 5.0" / 12.7 cm width (across widest point). Base diameter c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm. Weight: c. 0.6 kg / 554 gm.
Dish will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.