This piece is an excellent example of modernist fat lava, with the white foam lava on the white clay base pitcher vase body that was shaped with soft geometric angles. The hand-painted decor of the red in gloss glaze compliments the sky blue, yolk yellow and finished with accents of the black lines as well as a black gloss glaze internally. A great compliment to any room with a contemporary, modernist, vintage or even industrial theme decor.
Superb - no chips, cracks, scratches or age related crazing, only the base of the vase bears movement marks commensurable with age, please see photos as part of the condition report.
Height: c. 9" / 23 cm
Length (across body widest point): c. 4" / 10 cm
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 468 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Scheurich was founded in 1923 and started off selling china, porcelain and glass wholesale. It wasn't until the 1950's that Scheurich started to produce ceramics. In the 1960's the Fat Lava era begins with the thick textured drip glazes and bubbling crater effect glazes giving the fat lava effect. Until the 80's Scheurich was the largest West Germany Ceramic Manufacturer. Scheurich is also known for its sought after large floor vases.
Heinz Siery was the main designer in the mid century modern era. Some of the well known patterns were the "Jura" (Snail like pattern) "Amsterdaam"(Onion Pattern) "Wien"(Hooped Design) and "Lora"(Flame Pattern).
The embossed 5 digits on the bottoms of the vases indicate the shape and size.
For example: (270-53) the "270" stands for the shape while the "53" indicates that the vase is 53 cm tall. The more recent pottery produced has a three circle marking embossed on the bottoms of the pieces. Scheurich still produces ceramics as of today.