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Large Ceramic Vase, ‘1970’s Fat Lava, Scheurich, West-Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Achterveld, NL
This vase has a beautiful orange fat lava pattern, Scheurich West-Germany, 1970. The inside is glazed. Very good condition. No chips or cracks. Maker Scheurich. Measure: 40cm.  
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Fat Lava 'Scheurich' Decor "Amsterdam" Large Jar, Vintage, W-Germany, 1964
By West German Pottery, Scheurich Keramik
Located in Verviers, BE
Fat lava (Scheurich) floor vase jar, vintage W-Germany 485-45, 1964. Decor "Amsterdam" matte glazed. Signed on base. 485-45, W-Germany. Geometric high relief. The piece is in e...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Ceramic

Scheurich Fat Lava Extra Large Vase
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Extra large beautifully decorated fat lava blue and grey vase from the 1970s marked 281-39 W. Germany.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

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H 17 in. W 22 in. D 4 in.
Midcentury Vintage Fat Lava Vase by Scheurich Keramik
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and graphic vintage midcentury fat lava vase by West German Pottery manufacturer Scheurich Keramik. This piece dates to the mid-1960s. The lava finish envelops the body in ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Lava

Midcentury Fat Lava Vase from Scheurich, Germany, 1960
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Midcentury fat lava vase from Scheurich, Germany, 1960s. perfect vintage condition. Manufactured by Scheurich, one of the most famous fat lava companies of Germany.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Fat Lava Horses Vase by Scheurich, Western Germany, 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Antwerp, BE
1960s Fat Lava vase with horses. This Western Germany Art Pottery Vase by Scheurich has the color red with dark brown, black horses on. The design is embossed or with relief on thi...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Huge Mid-Century Fat Lava Ceramic Vase by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
West German ceramic vase by Scheurich Vase by Scheurich, Germany. Base is marked. No chips, cracks or repairs.    
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

"Scheurich" Ceramic Vase with "Fat Lava" Glaze from the 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Hamburg, DE
Bright pottery vase from the famous German company "Scheurich". The "fat lava" glaze is typical of the 1950s-1960s.
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Vases

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Ceramic

"Scheurich" Ceramic Vase with "Fat Lava" Glaze from the 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Hamburg, DE
Knallige Keramik Vase von der bekannten deutschen Firma "Scheurich". Die "Fett lava" Glasur ist typisch für die 1950/60er Jahre.
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Vases

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Ceramic

Two Fat Lava Ceramic German Jugs by Scheurich, circa 1970
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Two particular jugs also usable as vases made in the 1970s in Germany by Scheurich in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Ceramic

"Scheurich" Ceramic Vase with "Fat Lava" Glaze from the 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Hamburg, DE
Knallige Keramik Vase von der bekannten deutschen Firma "Scheurich". Die "Fett lava" Glasur ist typisch für die 1950s-1960s Jahre.
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Vases

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Ceramic

Bottle Shaped Fat Lava vintage Ceramic Vase by Scheurich, W. Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very special bottle shaped West German vintage ceramic vase fat lava produced by Scheurich. The vase has running paint patterns on top. Matte finish with silky surface to touch. Look...
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Vintage 1970s German Arts and Crafts Vases

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Large Pottery Super Multi-Color Fat Lava Vase Scheurich WGP, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase extra large version Model: 408-40 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Caramel Brown Fat Lava Floor Vase by Scheurich, Western Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Antwerp, BE
Caramel brown floor vase by Scheurich, Western Germany. This 1970s fat lava art pottery vase is marked 282-53, Western Germany. A beautiful vase with beautiful design, circles a...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

Extraordinary Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase super rare brown coloration and pattern Model: 532-28 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Fat Lava Ceramic Vases by Scheurich, West Germany, 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Barcelona, ES
A pair of fat lava ceramic vases made by Scheurich, West Germany, 1960s. Very similar to each other in glazing and color. Both with original sticker.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Pottery Fat Lava Multicolor 546-40 Vase Made by Scheurich, 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Model: 546-40 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1960s Description: This original vintage vase was produced in the 1960...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extra Large Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Extra large fat lava art vase. Measures: 48 cm Model: 428 48 Vienna Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Zig Zag Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase model: 206-27 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in Germany by Scheurich. it is...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extra Large Floor Vase Fat Lava "Onion" Vase by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 285-40 Decade: 1970s. Description: This original vintage vase was produced in...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Pottery Super Yellow Color Fat Lava Multi-Color Vase Scheurich WGP, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase, heavy Brutalist glaze Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in Ger...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extra Large Floorvase Fat Lava "284-53" Vase by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 284-53 Decade: 70s Description: This original vintage Vase was produced in the ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Pottery Fat Lava Multicolor 280-42 Vase Made by Scheurich, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase XXXL version Model: 280-42 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage vase was produce...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four Vintage Pottery Fat Lava "multicolor" Vases by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s model: 309-20 248-22 These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich WGP Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase super rare yellow, red, green, black coloration model: 269-22 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: Thi...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extra Large Floor Vase Fat Lava "Onion" Vase by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 285-53 Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage vase was produced in ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Zig Zag Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase super rare red orange black coloration Model: 203-26 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage va...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extra Large Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Extra large fat lava art vase. Measures: 48 cm Model: 428 48 Vienna Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Zig Zag Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase super rare green white coloration Model: 203-26 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase wa...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Pottery Fat Lava Multicolor 286-42 Vase Made by Scheurich, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase extra large version Model: 286-42 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage vase was ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage German Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich 1970s, Extra Large
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Zagreb, HR
Extra-large German pottery fat lava art vase. The vase measures 48 cm in height. Model: 428 48 Vienna Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s The bottom is marked with made...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Mid Century German Pottery Fat Lava Vase by Scheurich Keramik, 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Zagreb, HR
Beautiful large Fat Lava Vase from the 1960s/1970s Produced by Scheurich Keramik, marked 484-21 This vase is in great vintage condition, without any damage Size: circa 22 cm...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Zig Zag Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase super rare black white red Model: 203-26 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four Vintage Pottery Fat Lava "multicolor" Vases by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s model: 210-18 200-22 200-28 These original vintage vases was produced in th...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Multi-Color Vase Fat Lava "Onion" Vase by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 285-30 Decade: 1970s. This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extra Large Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Extra large fat lava art vase. Measures: 40cm Model: 408 40 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Five Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of five fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 208-21 Nr. 523-18 Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase set was...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Pottery Fat Lava Multi-Color 484 Floor Vase Made by Scheurich, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase extra large version Model: 484, see marking on the bottom Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: This or...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Three Pottery Fat Lava Vases 285 "Onion" by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of three fat lava art vases Model: 285 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Three 1970s Pottery Fat Lava "Vienna" Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of three fat lava art vases Model: Vienna 428 26 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: These original vintage vases was ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Pottery Fat Lava Vases "Multi-Color" by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s in Germany. I...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Red West German Fat Lava Ceramic Vases by Scheurich, WG, 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Barcelona, ES
Set of three radiant red and black fat lava glazed ceramic vases, fabricated by Scheurich, West Germany 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Pottery Fat Lava Vases "Multi-Color" by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Model: 206-27 209-18 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Multi-Color Vase Fat Lava "407-35" Vase by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 407-35 Decade: 1970s. This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Multi-Color Vase Fat Lava "Europ Line" Vase by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 529-38 Decade: 1970s. This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Three Pottery Fat Lava Vases "Multi-Color" by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of three fat lava art vases Model: 282-16 282-20 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produce...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Multi-Color Vase Fat Lava "407-35" Vase by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 407-35 Decade: 1970s. This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Multi-Color Vase Fat Lava "268-40" Vase by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 286-40 Decade: 1970s. This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in Germany. It is made of ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Unusual Huge Scheurich Blue and White Fat Lava Ceramic German Vase, circa 1970
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A big blue ceramic vase by German manufacturer Scheurich, made in Germany in the 1970s in perfect conditions. It's marked on the bottom West Germany.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Pottery Fat Lava Vases "Multi-Color" by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Model: 284-19 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four 1970s Pottery Fat Lava "multicolor" Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s   These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s in Germany. I...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Three 1970s Pottery Fat Lava "Vienna" Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of three fat lava art vases Model: Vienna 428 26 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: These original vintage vases was ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Vintage Pottery Fat Lava "Onion" Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Model: Vienna Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: These original vintage vases was produced i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s in Germany. It ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Model: onion Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s in G...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Pottery Super Fat Lava Multi-Color 426-47 Vase Scheurich WGP, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase extra large version Model: 426-47 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Pottery Super Fat Lava Multi-Color 266-53 Vase Scheurich WGP, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase extra large version Model: 266-53 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Multi-Color Pottery Fat Lava Multi-Color Floor Vase Made by Scheurich
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase XXXL version Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in Germany. It is ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Three 1970s Pottery Fat Lava "Vienna" Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of three fat lava art vases Model: Vienna 428 26 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: These original vintage vases was ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Pottery Fat Lava Multi-Color 239-41 Vase Made by Scheurich, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase extra large version Model: 238-41 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage vase was ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

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Fat Lava Scheurich For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic fat lava scheurich available at 1stDibs. A fat lava scheurich — often made from ceramic, stoneware and lava — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer fat lava scheurich, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A fat lava scheurich made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Arts and Crafts — is very popular.

How Much is a Fat Lava Scheurich?

Prices for a fat lava scheurich start at $78 and top out at $2,334 with the average selling for $669.

Scheurich Keramik Biography and Important Works

Scheurich keramik furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Scheurich Keramik Furniture there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 5 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Scheurich Keramik's original furniture was created in the Mid-Century Modern style in Europe during the 20th century. The prices for Scheurich Keramik furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $580 and tops out at $966, while pieces like these can sell for $725 on average.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Vases for You

Whether it’s a Chinese Han dynasty glazed ceramic wine vessel, a work of Murano glass or a hand-painted Scandinavian modern stoneware piece, a fine vase brings a piece of history into your space as much as it adds a sophisticated dynamic.

Like sculptures or paintings, vases are considered works of fine art. Once offered as tributes to ancient rulers, vases continue to be gifted to heads of state today. Over time, decorative porcelain vases have become family heirlooms to be displayed prominently in our homes — loved pieces treasured from generation to generation.

The functional value of vases is well known. They were traditionally utilized as vessels for carrying dry goods or liquids, so some have handles and feature an opening at the top (where they flare back out). While artists have explored wildly sculptural alternatives over time, the most conventional vase shape is characterized by a bulbous base and a body with shoulders where the form curves inward.

Owing to their intrinsic functionality, vases are quite possibly versatile in ways few other art forms can match. They’re typically taller than they are wide. Some have a neck that offers height and is ideal for the stems of cut flowers. To pair with your mid-century modern decor, the right vase will be an elegant receptacle for leafy snake plants on your teak dining table, or, in the case of welcoming guests on your doorstep, a large ceramic floor vase for long tree branches or sticks — perhaps one crafted in the Art Nouveau style — works wonders.

Interior designers include vases of every type, size and style in their projects — be the canvas indoors or outdoors — often introducing a splash of color and a range of textures to an entryway or merely calling attention to nature’s asymmetries by bringing more organically shaped decorative objects into a home.

On 1stDibs, you can browse our collection of vases by material, including ceramic, glass, porcelain and more. Sizes range from tiny bud vases to massive statement pieces and every size in between.