This delicious work of 1970s Fat Lava era ceramic is by Scheurich Keramik. The form is a beautifully balanced ball at the base, upon which there is a series of five gradually reducing collars. There are both Modernist and Atomic design influences in the overall shape.
The base gloss fat lava glaze is a deep black-coffee brown and is visible towards the bottom of the vase as well as at the rim and the interior of the vase. Overlaid on the chocolate brown glaze, is the rich and sumptuous foam lava glaze, in the colours of cappuccino foam.
This piece makes an elegant addition to any lava or drip glaze collection and would suit a room with Vintage, Mid Century or Modernist theme inspired decor.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or crazing as might be expected for a piece of this age; there is light use wear that is commensurate with the age of the piece - please see photos as part of the condition report. The underside is marked with 'W GERMANY' and '269-40', representing the shape and height. The vase also bears the original Scheurich label that was in use between 1968 - 1980.
c. 15.7" / 40 cm tall x c. 5.7" / 14.5 cm diameter across the base of the vase. Diameter (across widest point): c. 8.3" / 21 cm. Rim diameter: c. 4.9" / 12.5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 3.3 kg / 3,260 g
Floor vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Scheurich was founded in 1923 and started off selling china, porcelain and glass wholesale. It wasn't until the 1950's that Scheurich started to produce ceramics. In the 1960s the Fat Lava era begins with the thick textured drip glazes and bubbling crater effect glazes giving the fat lava effect. Until the 80's Scheurich was the largest West Germany Ceramic Manufacturer. Scheurich is also known for its sought after large floor vases.
The embossed 5 digits on the bottoms of the vases indicate the shape and size. This piece, for example, the digits are 269-40 the '269' represents the shape while the '40' indicates that the vase is 40 cm tall. The more recent pottery produced has a three-circle marking embossed on the bottoms of the pieces. Scheurich still produces ceramics today.