Presenting a superb work of Modernist design by Karlsruher Majolika.
This piece is simple in form but divinely detailed in the glaze. The base glaze is a shade of ecru stone and overlaid with a mottling and freckling of black coffee and tones of slate grey and light slate blue. A band of the light slate blue is present at the neck of the piece and the lamp base is finished with a circlet of polished teak.
This work would suit a number of interior decor styles, such as Retro, Mid Century Modern and Industrial.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Karlsruhe was founded by Hans Thomas in January 1901 after the grand duke of Baden, Friedrich I, gave consent for the construction of a workshop in the Hoffstrasse in Karlsruhe. Its full name is Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe.
One of the Karlsruhe main designers through the 1950s-70s was Friedegart Glatzle worked there for 30 years. Karlsruhe has employed leading designers and artists to design their items and to this day, the company provides artists with studio space and commissions works.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or scratches. There is light use wear that is commensurable with age, please see photos as part of the condition report. Lamp functions and is fitted with a European plug. The base is marked with the Karlsruhe Majolika symbol, the crown of Baden and the model number '7377'.
Measures c. 14.6" / 37 cm tall (from tallest point to base ) x c. 5.3" / 13.5 cm wide.
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.8 kg / 1,763 g
Lampbase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.