This stunning work of 1970s Modernist design is by Jlkra [also known as Ilkra] Keramik.
The form carries both Modernist and Atomic design influences in its shape of a beautifully tapered cone and the angular handle accent. The highly tactile decor running down the main body are trails of overlapping ridges in raised relief. The semi-matte glaze is a sumptuous mottled and milky Mocha that is overlaid with a deeper Mocha brown mottled with pale blue. The wonderful exterior glaze is further complemented by the turquoise glaze on the interior.
This piece makes an elegant and sleek addition and would suit a room with Vintage, Mid Century or Modernist theme inspired decor.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs; there are signs of light use wear in the interior of the vase, commensurate with the age of the piece. Please see photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside is marked with the model number '2001/25'.
c. 10" / 25.5 cm tall x diameter across widest point: c. 4.7" / 12 cm. Base diameter: c. 3.2" / 8.2 cm. Rim diameter: c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.8 kg / 828 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Ilkra Edelkeramik JL Knödgen. (1892 -)
Ilkra was founded in 1892 by Jacob Leopold Knödgen in Ransbach-Baumbach and was originally named "Erste Ransbacher Feinsteinzeug-Fabrik JL Knödgen". Initially, typical 'Westerwälder' items were made such as beer jars, wine jugs and bowls. Between the two world wars, their range of ceramic was increased. From around 1936 and until 1965 the acronym 'Ilkra' was used. Both spellings 'Ilkra' or 'Jlkra' are documented and stand for Jacob Leopold Knödgen in Ransbach.
After the Second World War, their range of decorative ceramics was expanded further. Especially after 1955, their vases were known to stand out due to their innovative shapes and glazes. The designers from that time are Ernst Werner, he was the son-in-law of Richard Knödgen, Josef Koch and Edmund Peter.
Richard Knödgen died in 1969 and his son Leo took over the company which continued to operate until it was taken over and thought to be renamed as "Knödgen Keramik".