This is a Lovely Large Scheurich Keramik handled vase, West Germany circa early 1960′s.
A Stunning form and decor on this vase by Heinz Siery, the main designer from the mid 1950′s. With its conical bulbous base, large chimney like neck and right angled handle it has beautiful proportions, possibly based on classical styles and adapted for the mid century era.
The glazes are fantastic, a foamy base in a light yellow / green, pumice like and very similar to ‘Fat Lava’ glazes. Embellished with abstract geometric ‘Cubist’ style motifs in a black glaze. Some using the ‘sgraffito’ technique to make incisions in the surface, these are filled with vibrant orange and blue pools of glaze. The interior is glazed in a bright glossy yellow.
Very reminiscent of the mid century modernist era, similar to designs by Marcello Fantoni in Italy at the time. Possibly referencing the same Etruscan classical styles, interpreted for the modern age.
Would be Great as part of a collection of West German / Fat Lava / European Art Pottery, and would make a fantastic addition to any retro, vintage, 50′s, 60′s, mid century, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior.
Moulded mark to the base 285 40.
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.
Measures 40 x 18 x 18cm / 16 x 7 x 7in.