A piece that is radiating Mediterranean vibes, the vibrant gloss Cobalt blue glaze sings out against its matte stone counterpart, and the carefully traced ring of checked outlines in the stone glaze brings both glazes together. The inside of the vase is glazed with a glossy pale blue-grey, complimenting the external colour palette and the overall piece is finished with its stylised handle.
This piece is adaptable to many decors such as Vintage, Retro, Contemporary or even Industrial themed decor rooms.
Excellent - only faint movement marks to the base - please see photos as part of the condition report.
Base is inscribed with '1507-27 W.Germany', vase also bears a mostly complete and original 'Tonnieshoff
Carstens Germany' paper label.
c. 11" / 28 cm tall x c. "7.5 / 17 cm width across the vases widest point.
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.1 kg / 1,094 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
In 1947, Carstens-Tonnieshof was established by brothers Christian Hinrich Carstens and Ernst Carstens in Fredelsloh (Niedersachsen). Carstens not only produced vases, but also lamp bases and other utility ceramics. By the 1970’s they had factories in Austria, Australia and South America. The Fredelsloh location closed in 1977. Due to financial problems Carstens Tonnieshof closed down completely in 1984.
Trude Carstens was artistic director until her death in 1965. The company was very successful, producing a wide range of shapes and glazes. Their main designers included Trude Carstens, Gerda Heuckeroth, Dieter Peter and also A. Seide.