1970s West German Heinrich Selb Modernist White, Grey and Gold, Gemmo Series Porcelain Bottle Vase

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1970s West German Heinrich Selb / H&C Co. Modernist White, Grey and Gold Handcut  Decor, 'Gemmo' Series Porcelain Bottle Vase
1970s West German Heinrich Selb / H&C Co. Modernist White, Grey and Gold Handcut  Decor, 'Gemmo' Series Porcelain Bottle Vase
1970s West German Heinrich Selb / H&C Co. Modernist White, Grey and Gold Handcut  Decor, 'Gemmo' Series Porcelain Bottle Vase
1970s West German Heinrich Selb / H&C Co. Modernist White, Grey and Gold Handcut  Decor, 'Gemmo' Series Porcelain Bottle Vase
1970s West German Heinrich Selb / H&C Co. Modernist White, Grey and Gold Handcut  Decor, 'Gemmo' Series Porcelain Bottle Vase
1970s West German Heinrich Selb / H&C Co. Modernist White, Grey and Gold Handcut  Decor, 'Gemmo' Series Porcelain Bottle Vase
1970s West German Heinrich Selb / H&C Co. Modernist White, Grey and Gold Handcut  Decor, 'Gemmo' Series Porcelain Bottle Vase
1970s West German Heinrich Selb / H&C Co. Modernist White, Grey and Gold Handcut  Decor, 'Gemmo' Series Porcelain Bottle Vase

THE ITEM
Presenting a charming work of Modernist influenced design.

The sleek form has a lightly angular body and a shape similar to the UFO shape, popular to Mid Century Modern design.

The decor of the grey and pinstriped band with shallow inverted drops of gold, make me think of glowing tones travelling along a musical score , like a piece of music in suspended animation.

Simple yet stylish, this piece would suit a room with Modernist, Retro, or Art Deco inspired decor.

A BIT OF HISTORY
Franz Heinrich worked as a porcelain painter. In 1896 he built a melting pot in the parental house in Selb. Heinrich would eventually go on to found Heinrich & Co. in 1903 to produce porcelain.
Under his leadership, the manufactory developed into one of the most important manufacturers in Germany.

During the heyday, almost half of the German porcelain production came from the Hutschenreuther, Rosenthal and Heinrich factories. Around 1930 his company had 500 employees, at the beginning of the 1970s over 800. Today, the company continues as part of Villeroy & Boch.

CONDITION
Excellent, no chips or cracks. There is age wear, wear commensurable with age of the piece - please see photos as part of the condition report. Base of the vase bears Heinrichs coat of arms 'H&Co, Selb, Bavaria, Germany' stamp and the 'Gemmo, handcut' mark.

MEASUREMENTS
c. 8.2" / 21 cm x c. 3.5" / 8.9 cm base diameter. (c. 5.5" / 14 cm diameter - across body's widest point)
Unpackaged weight: 0.5 kg / 547 g

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