This superb piece of Mid Century West German Pottery is by Scheurich Keramik.
The base gloss glaze is an Espresso brown and is visible towards the bottom of the vase, the interior of the vase and through the rich foam glaze. Overlaid onto the base glaze is the rich and sumptuous foam lava glaze, in Cappuccino coloured foam that is interspersed with white.
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.
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 1960's 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: 523-18 the '523' stands for the shape while the '18' indicates that the vase is 18 cm tall. Pottery produced since around the 1990s has a three-circle marking embossed on the bottoms of the pieces. Scheurich still produces ceramics today.
Excellent, no chips, cracks, scratches or crazing as might be expected; there are light signs of use that is commensurate with the age of the piece - please see photos as part of the condition report. The base of the vase is marked with 'scheurich-KERAMIK, W.GERMANY' and the model number '523-18'.
c. 7" / 18 cm tall x c. 3.1" / 8 cm diameter across the base of the vase.
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 484 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.