Between 1920 and World War II, Europe experienced a flourishing of creativity, experimentation and innovation in the mass production of functional, yet beautiful domestic ceramics. Particularly in Germany and France, but also in England, pottery manufacturers employed teams of talented decorators to lend a one of a kind look and feel to ceramics that belied their mass production in factories. Eye-catching, with swirling colors and forms and flowing drip glazing, each piece was an original work of art and proudly displayed and used in family rooms and tables throughout Europe and also exported throughout the world.
Many pieces are not marked, but instead stamped with form numbers. It is not unusual to find different versions of the same mold form, with entirely different decorations and colors. The same mold was often produced in different sizes. The last two numbers of the mold form number usually refer to the size in centimeters. The colors used tend to be more natural and mixed harmoniously, with flashes of bright color. The palette is often autumn.
These beautiful art pottery pieces make nice gifts for those who appreciate something unique and attractive, while also functional. They grace any table or sideboard, holding nuts, fruit or candy. Art pottery from this period is very collectible and we offer an impressive range of hard to find pieces. Feel free to browse as long as you like in Something Special.
Attractive brown/orange, flow-glaze, Jasba vase
(10 = Mint condition, 1 = Damaged)