This superb work of mid century Modernist design is by Emil Funke for the Gral Glas glassworks.
The clear glass exterior layer of the jardiniere is presented in Op Art raised relief decor, with a pattern that both geometric and interwoven, making this a very tactile piece. The interior layer of glass is smooth and in the smokey teal blue that was subsequently named 'Elektron'. The piece is finished with Modernist accents of a clear glass 'foot' that gives a little height to the piece and also a straight cut rim.
A BIT OF HISTORY
GralGlas glassworks (1930 - 1995) was founded by Karl Seyfang and his son Rolf Seyfang in 1930 in Dürnau of Germany and in a short span of two decades, developed a reputation for quality with designers such as Josef Stadler, Emil Funke and Karl Seyfang.
"For almost half of the 20th century, German manufacturer Gralglas belonged to the international elite of glass design. Aware of its own high standards, the manufacturer gave itself the name Gral alluding to the life-giving grail. Indeed, between the 1930s and 1980s, many designs of Gralglas easily competed with the world's best glass products."
- Source: Die Pinakotheken
Very Good. No cracks and insignificant use wear that is commensurable with the age of piece. For completeness, there is a single minor slip on the underside of the base that measures c. 0.3 mm that is not visible when upright - please see photos as part of the condition report.
c. 3" / 7.5 cm tall x c. 8.7" / 22 cm length x c. 4" / 10.2 cm in width.
Weight: c. 1 kg / 981 g
Jardiniere will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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