1970s West German Rolf Weber Steinzeug Cedar and Matte Crystalline Teal Blue Glaze Pottery Art Ball

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Vintage German Rolf Weber Steinzeug (Stoneware) Matte Cedar Brown and Matte Crystalline Teal Blue Glaze Pottery Art Ball
Vintage German Rolf Weber Steinzeug (Stoneware) Matte Cedar Brown and Matte Crystalline Teal Blue Glaze Pottery Art Ball
Vintage German Rolf Weber Steinzeug (Stoneware) Matte Cedar Brown and Matte Crystalline Teal Blue Glaze Pottery Art Ball
Vintage German Rolf Weber Steinzeug (Stoneware) Matte Cedar Brown and Matte Crystalline Teal Blue Glaze Pottery Art Ball
Vintage German Rolf Weber Steinzeug (Stoneware) Matte Cedar Brown and Matte Crystalline Teal Blue Glaze Pottery Art Ball
Vintage German Rolf Weber Steinzeug (Stoneware) Matte Cedar Brown and Matte Crystalline Teal Blue Glaze Pottery Art Ball
Vintage German Rolf Weber Steinzeug (Stoneware) Matte Cedar Brown and Matte Crystalline Teal Blue Glaze Pottery Art Ball
Vintage German Rolf Weber Steinzeug (Stoneware) Matte Cedar Brown and Matte Crystalline Teal Blue Glaze Pottery Art Ball

THE ITEM
Quirky, isn't it? I mistook this piece as an abstract shaped mini piggy bank / money box until I realised that there is no rubber stopper on the base ... but art doesn't always have to have a function does it? I imagine that's why what could have been a small rim at the top for a single stem bloom was closed off, so that whomever was holding this piece would need to reconsider their perspective to appreciate this piece.

And indeed there is. The silky matte cedar brown glaze could at first glance be mistaken for being purely matte, but a closer look and a turning of the sides will show you that there are glimmers of clear crystalline glaze interspersed all over the piece. The same goes for the speckles of blue teal, these also disperse as a crystalline glaze would bringing further depth to the colour.

A BIT OF HISTORY
Unfortunately, it has not been possible to trace a detailed provenance on this piece, however, it is known that Rolf Weber lived from 1907 until 1985 and his works are widely exhibited in Germany e.g. Stadtmuseum Hofgeismar Kassel, Hetjens-Museum Dusseldorf, etc.

CONDITION
Superb - no scratches or hairline cracks and only a few light movement marks to base which are commensurable with the age of this piece - please see photos as part of the condition report.

MEASUREMENTS
c. 3.5" / 9 cm tall by 3.2" / 8 cm wide (across the body's widest point)

Unpackaged weight: c. 0.2 kg / 176 g

NOTES
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