Tilgmans Keramik handled vase, made in Sweden circa 1960’s

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.

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Italian Sgraffito pottery vase / jug with deer motif, made by Fratelli Fanciullacci circa 1960’s

This is a Beautiful pottery jug / handled vase, made by Fratelli Fanciullacci, Italy circa late 1950’s / 60’s.

A Stunning form and decor, the tapered body has a great angled rim and angular handle, very reminiscent of the era.
The glossy white spray-glaze has a mottled texture, and has been decorated using the sgraffito technique with motifs of deer and leaves, with bright bands of glossy orange glaze.

This form and decor can be seen on p.113 / 115 of Mark Hill’s ‘Alla Moda’ Italian Ceramics book.

Would make a great addition to any collection of Italian, European or Mid Century pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, 1950’s, 60’s, mid century, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Hand painted mark to the base 7437 Italy.

Measures 19.5 x 12 x 9.5cm / 7.75 x 4.75 x 3.75in.

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Miniature Italian pottery jug / vase, with Giraffe and Cockerel, made in Deruta, Italy circa 1960’s.

This is a Beautiful miniature Italian pottery jug / vase / collectable, made in Deruta, Italy circa 1960’s.

A Wonderful cute and unusual example of Italian Mid Century ceramics, this tiny decorative jug has a lovely exaggerated form, the stone colored body has a pale blue handle. It is ornately / kitschly decorated with images of a flower, leaf, cockerel and a giraffe! With a final zig zagged icing of a white tube lined glaze!

Deruta is a town in the Umbria region of Italy, with many small studio potteries that produced pieces in this style, characterised by reddish clay, matte glazes, stylised drawings and white tube lined detailing.

Would make a Great addition to any collection of Italian / European / Mid Century pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, 50’s / 60’s, kitsch, shabby chic interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches. Handpainted / marked to the base ITALY 3509 .

Measures 9 x 7 x 7cm / 3.5 x 2.75 x 2.75in.


Ruscha Keramik 320/2 handled vase, designed by Heinz Siery, West Germany circa 1960’s

This is a Stunning Rare and Unusual Ruscha Keramik vase 320/2, West Germany circa 1960’s.

Ruscha was founded in 1948 by Rudolph Schardt and produced high quality pieces, they were renowned for their early experiments with glazes such as the ‘Vulkano’ glaze from 1959 one of the first ‘Fat Lava’ glazes.
This classic stylish form was designed by Heinz Siery, the bulbous body topped with a beautifully proportioned decorative handle and small neck.

The mottled matte glaze has turquoise, blue , grey and black colours and a fine pumice like texture. The motifs are tube lined in black and suggest stylised Japanese characters. Giving a very Mid Century Modern Oriental / Asian inspired look to the vase.

Would make a Great addition to any collection of West German / Fat Lava / European pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, 60’s, minimal or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches, there is one small hole in the tube lined glaze, probably from production, in the last photo.

Marked to the base 320/2 with indistinct stamped black lettering.

Measures 18 x 12 x 12cm / 7 x 4.75 x 4.75in.

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San Marino rock glaze and sgraffito vase and Fratelli Fanciullacci textured striped jug, Italy circa 1960’s

These two pieces illustrate how Italian potteries were leading the way with innovative mid-century modern ceramic design.  From the San Marino’s trademark foamy white smalto roccia (rock glaze) that predated West German ‘Fat Lava’ styles, combined here with a highly stylised fashionable sgraffito image, evoking the 1960’s Italian glamour sought out by the new influx of foreign tourists.  The Fratelli Fanciullacci jug with its heavily textured glaze and hand painted stripes is inspired by the resurgence in studio pottery in Italy at the time, and was important in the revival of craft and the growth of ‘Made in Italy’ after the war.