What's for sale?
This is a large, hand decorated, West German vase from the 1960s or 1970s. It's by the well-known and long-established Scheurich Keramik. They are still operating today, though not in the production of art pottery.
The colouring is an attractive blend of brown, ochre, cream and white. The white glaze has been trailed in a spiral pattern over the darker base glazes and has reacted with both to create an interesting mix of colours and textures. The interior is finished in the same high gloss, dark brown glaze.
The 1950s to 1970s has become a very collectable period for West German art pottery. This piece is probably from the latter part of that time. It has a couple of minor faults from when it was made, but the colouring is superb.
Who made it?
Although it is unsigned, the markings on the base almost certainly identify Scheurich Keramik of Germany. The embossed mark reads:
- 517-30 (the form number and height in cm, separated by a hyphen)
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- No chips or cracks
- There are some manufacturing faults: two nicks in the clay at the edge of the base and a missed piece of ochre glaze on the rim
What are the measurements?
- 30.5cm high (12 inches)
- 12.5cm diameter (just under 5 inches)
- 1357 grams
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