This chic and aesthetically sophisticated work of Modernist Op Art is by the manufactory Krautheim of Selb Bavaria, Germany.
The elegantly shaped bottle form is visually similar to that of a 'moon flask' and bears decor on both sides. The decor is a raised relief pattern that has been created from the 'Bisque' (unglazed porcelain) panels of the body, these matte bisque panels are sharply highlighted against the glazed porcelain elements.
The combination of the opposing gloss glazed elements and the matte, textured decor makes this piece very tactile and subtly striking.
Excellent. Near mint condition, no chips, cracks or repairs. There are mild movement marks on the underside of the base that is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The base of the vase bears the Krautheim stamp denoting 'K&A, Krautheim, SELB BAVARIA, GERMANY' and the series name 'Saturn'.
Height: c. 6.1" / 15.5 cm tall x c. 5.3" / 13.5 cm width (across the widest point), depth: c. 2" / 5 cm. Rim diameter: c. 1.6" / 4 cm. Base measurements: c. 2" / 5.2 cm x c. 1.6" / 4 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.3 kg / 328 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Krautheim was founded by Christoph Krautheim (b. 1854 - d.1933) who was joined in 1889 by his brother-in-law Richard Adelberg. Their work was originally as porcelain painters, purchasing blank porcelain to decorate but from 1912, they began to make their own porcelain. After Christoph's death in 1933, the firm was taken over by his son Richard. The last owner was Georg Krautheim and the factory closed in 1977.