This superb piece of Mid Century West German Pottery is by Scheurich Keramik.
The gloss glaze towards the base of the vase is a rich chestnut-marble brown, deep and warm. This is overlaid by a smooth drip glaze; beginning at the rim with semi-matte dark chocolate which then diffuses downwards into milky-coffee-foam brown. The milky-coffee-foam brown blends into the matte cream glaze, which, with tinges of pale blue, intersperses with a transparent molasses brown gloss glaze.
The hypnotic drip glaze flows over the chestnut-marble brown and interior of the vase is finished with a continuation of the semi-matte dark chocolate glaze.
A beautifully glazed piece to add 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, 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.
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: 523-18 the '523' stands for the shape while the '18' indicates that the vase is 18 cm tall. The more recent pottery produced has a three-circle marking embossed on the bottoms of the pieces. Scheurich still produces ceramics today.