This exceptionally tactile and sculpted work of studio pottery is by German ceramists Maria & Schott for their Töpferei Schott Pottery Studio in Petershagen.
From the form to the glaze, the sophisticated technique, artistic skill and level of detail in this piece is stunning. The form is broadly a sphere which has been gradually built upwards and outwards with the splendid relief decor. On two opposing sides, there are the lightly gathered billows of fabric-like folds with cross-check pattern detail. The fabric-like folds gently support the remaining sides, which resemble leaves gently cupping around the mushroom 'pilze' posies.
The sculpture is glazed with a dramatic colour palette that highlights the various silhouettes and textures of the relief decor. The colour palette includes a flowing blend of Azure blue blended with pale Stone beige and varying tones of Grey, Charcoal as well as Jet black.
Excellent. No crazing, chips, cracks, scratches or repairs. There is mild use wear, most evident in light movement marks on the underside of the base which is commensurate with age. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The base is inscribed with Maria and Schott's signature.
Height: c. 7.5" / 19 cm tall (base to tallest point) x c. 7.7" / 19.5 cm diameter (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 3.7" / 9.5 cm. Rim opening diameter (widest): c. 2.8" / 7 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 2.3 kg / 2,308 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.