This delicious work of 1970s Fat Lava era ceramic is by Scheurich Keramik.
The form is a beautifully balanced ball at the base, upon which there is a series of five gradually reducing collars. There are both Modernist and Atomic design influences in the overall shape.
The base matte glaze has beautifully varying shades of golden brown and warm cinnamon. Overlaid onto the golden brown and cinnamon on the rings above is the rich and sumptuous foam lava glaze, in the colours of cappuccino foam and espresso brown.
This piece makes an elegant addition to any lava or drip glaze collection and would suit a room with Vintage, Mid Century or Modernist theme inspired decor.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or crazing as might be expected for a piece of this age; there is light use wear that is commensurate with the age of the piece - please see photos as part of the condition report. The underside is marked with 'W GERMANY' and '269-22', representing the shape number and height.
c. 8.7" / 22 cm tall x diameter across widest point: c. 5.5" / 14 cm. Base diameter: c. 3.5" / 9 cm. Rim diameter: c. 3.1" / 8 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 1 kg / 987 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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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 1960s 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.
The embossed 5 digits on the bottoms of the vases indicate the shape and size. This piece, for example, the digits are 269-22 the '269' represents the shape while the '40' indicates that the vase is 22 cm tall. The more recent pottery produced has a three-circle marking embossed on the bottoms of the pieces. Scheurich still produces ceramics today.