This is a Great Tilgmans Keramik handled vase, made in Sweden circa 1960’s.
A Striking piece of Scandinavian pottery, very much in the studio / Fat Lava style. Rough and rustic with incised geometric motifs on a brown base. Decorated with orange, green, blue and white glazes in rough handpainted bands over.
Completed with a small decorative handle and a wonderfully mottled glossy glazed inner in turquoise. A real contrast to the Brutalist / Modernist outer surfaces, very reminiscent of designs of the era, and of Scandinavian ceramics.
Perfect for use as a small vase, as a pen / brush pot for use on a desk / in a kitchen etc. Very sculptural in its own right as a display piece too.
Would make a fantastic addition to any collection of Tilgmans / Swedish / European / Studio pottery, and would complement any Scandinavian / Nordic / Mid Century / Retro / Vintage / Modernist / Rustic styled interior.
Great Condition, no chips or cracks, some flakes to the rough glaze, nothing to detract on display.
Unmarked to the base, but the same decor can be seen on pieces stamped with the Tilgmans mark.
Measures 14 x 11 x 10.5cm / 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.25in.
This is a Stunning Bakelite Pretzel holder, Germany circa 1940’s.
A Fantastic design so evocative of the era. The stylised Chinaman figure is made of yellow and black Bakelite standing on a rectangular black Bakelite stand. Great form and detailing with the conical Asian hat, eyes, a rod nose, collar and buttons in black, and the body and head in a very faintly marbled yellow.
The pretzel sticks can be held in the coiled spring gilt metal basket on his back, pretzel rings can be slid on the metal pole, which is topped with a yellow bakelite ball.
Great as a table / bar accessory, could be used as part of a table setting for Christmas or parties, coule be used for sweets / cigarettes etc.
A Fantastic antique Bakelite collectable that would make a great addition to any collection, and would complement any retro, vintage, 1940’s, 1950’s, Art Deco, Modernist or contemporary interior.
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches, usual age related marks on the underside of the base, nothing visible.
Measures 16.5 x 9 x 6cm / 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5in.
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