1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase

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1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase
1960s-70s Oberhessische Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Sculptural Modernist Powder Blue Chimney Vase

THE ITEM
This chic and sleek work of mid-century Modernist design is by Oberhessische (Upper Hessian) Keramik by Walter Becht KG, Schlitz, Germany. 

Crafted from white clay, the abstract form features the softly rounded angles of a sliced segment. The simple but elegant form makes this an excellent piece for the beautiful glaze. The matte exterior glaze is smooth, speckled Powdered Blue with a flowing layer halfway down the vase body. 

This elegant piece would suit a Minimalist, Modernist or even Contemporary decor themed room.

CONDITION
Excellent. No chips, damage or repairs. There is mild use and surface wear that is most evident in movement marks on the underside of the base. The underside of the vase bears the model and height number of '188/20'. 

MEASUREMENTS
Height: c. 7.8" / 20 cm x length: c. 5.5" / 14 cm). Width: c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm. Rim opening: c. 1.2" / 3 cm x c. 1.7" / 4.3 cm. Base measurements: c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm x c. 5.1" / 13 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.7 kg / 675 g

NOTES
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.

A BIT OF HISTORY

Unfortunately, little is known about Oberhessische Keramik, Walter Becht KG and the oldest known documentation about the company dates from 1969. Their designs are often misattributed as Jopeko. Known designs by Becht are vases produced in the 1970s in Selenium red and Cadmium yellow. It is also known that glazes were made by the Manz firm in Cologne. Becht closed its doors in 2010.