This elegant and charming work was designed and produced by Edelstein of Bavaria, Germany. Characteristic to mid-century Op Art or Pop Art design, the décor of this piece is very tactile and is likened to a stylised Sunburst or Supernova. The design is the feature on both sides of the vase, making this a double-faced piece. The form is also abstract to that of a traditional bottle form with the neck taking on mildly exaggerated curves to create a bevelled oval rim.
Stylistically timeless and subtle but yet very much of the Op Art movement, this piece is versatile enough to be displayed as a standalone piece or used functionally.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. Mentioned for completeness, there is mild wear of movement marks on the underside of the base and also a spot where the glaze did not completely cover the vase that is not visible when the vase is upright. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears Edelstein's stamp.
Height: c. 6.8" / 17.3 cm tall (from base to rim). Rim measurements: c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm x c. 1.5" / 3.8 cm. Width: c. 5.9" / 15 cm (across widest point). Depth: c. 2.9" / 7.5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.6 kg / 555 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Edelstein Bavaria was founded by Julius Edelstein in 1919 who right from the start specialised in porcelain tableware and decorative pieces. Edelstein enjoyed great success and by the mid-1920s employed up to 600 people. Sadly and like many other companies of the time, suffered from the world war. Though the company recovered to employing around 400 people during the 1950s, it would only last for another 2 decades until it was finally closed down in the 1970s.