This beautifully glazed work is by Ernst Lösche (b. 1923 - d. 2010), German ceramist for his studio pottery Loesche-Keramik. Lösche was known for being passionate about his craft, for which he was consequently awarded many honours during his career. Lösche held a wide-ranged devotion to ceramics which would extend to faience, stoneware and porcelain to experimenting and developing his own glazes, as well as co-founding a research centre, excavation site and museum in Diessener ceramics.
This particular piece is a rare find that is a well-balanced and simple formed dish and an excellent canvas for the feature that is the glaze decor. The base glaze is a translucent jewel-toned turquoise upon which is overlaid swirls of Powdered Blue-Celadon and Seaweed brown-green.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is mild crazing all over that is commensurate with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The base of the dish is faintly stamped with the Loesche-Keramik mark.
Height: c. 2.5" / 6.4 cm x c. 6.9" / 17.5 cm diameter (across widest point). Rim Diameter: c. 6.9" / 17.5 cm. Base diameter: c. 2.2" / 5.6 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.4 kg / 371 g
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Ernst Lösche (b. 1923 - d. 2010) completed his training in the artistic design of ceramics around 1945, after which he founded his studio pottery in Ammersee. His workshop and studio pottery would go on to become a meeting place for ceramic collectors from all over the world.
In the early years, Lösche specialised in large ceramic vessels and later, he would extend his range to smaller-scale and decorative ceramics. In addition to working in stoneware, faience and porcelain were also created. He also became known for experimenting developing his own glazes for his ceramics.
Lösche was also considered as the “father of ceramic research" in Dießen, Germany after co-founding the research centre in the early 1960s. One focus of his work was the reconstruction of the historical roots of ceramic production in the old Hafner village of Dießen. The research results achieved gave Lösche a high reputation in the field of ceramic research. His experiments and their results are valued by monument preservationists, archaeologists, museologists and cultural scientists alike, and his advice is often sought after.
He was honoured with numerous awards for his ceramic work and his commitment to Diessener ceramics during his career.