1960s East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Pottey Blue and White Decor Ceramic Flagon Vase

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1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase
1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase
1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase
1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase
1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase
1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase
1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase
1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase
1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase
1960s Vintage East German Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) Art Pottery Royal Blue and White Decor Ceramic Three Handled Abstract Flagon Vase

THE ITEM

The blue of this vase ... how to describe? Are you familiar with the Hokusai print 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'? personally, I feel that if there was ever a glaze that could be attributed to the stylised wave of that print, this would be it - in the vibrancy of the blue and the white that organically branches out over and down the body of the vase.

The detail doesn't end there, towards the base of the vase, you'll see the stronger slices of white, carved lightly into the body, the edges of the white feathering outwards. Resembling a band of feathers or snowflakes circling the base. And last but not least, the triple handle detail, adding another further character to the vase, like a wave cresting over the edge.

The vase is finished with the bubbling of light lava glaze on the internal ring which flows into the black internal glaze.

A BIT OF HISTORY
Kunsttöpferei Unterstab (KTU) - Ralf and Gudrun Unterstab, almost nothing is known about this studio. Gudrun Unterstab (* 1940) is the daughter of the famous potter Albert Kießling. With her husband Ralf (* 1937) she operated from the early 1960s, a ceramic studio in Langenhessen.

Many of their ceramics are attributed to a Kerstin Unterstab , however, this is inaccurate, as there never was a Kerstin Unterstab (at least not in connection with the Unterstab Pottery).

CONDITION
Excellent - no damages or crazing, please see photos as part of the condition report.
Base is inscribed with 'KTU Undestab' studio mark.

MEASUREMENTS
c. 8" / 20 cm tall x c. "3.5 / 9 cm diameter across the base.

Unpackaged weight: c. 0.9 kg / 851 g

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