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Modern East German Ceramic Lava Glaze Vase 1960s

$165

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Bright and colorful Mid-Century Modern East German ceramic lava glaze vase from the 1960s and VEB Haldensleben. VEB Haldensleben was formed from the Carstens Uffrecht factory in 1945. VEB stands for the German “Volkseigener Betrieb”, meaning a people-owned enterprise and related to state owned workplaces in the GDR. With an unusual, for German ceramics of the time, color combination of yellow, orange, brown and turquoise horizontal stripes over a dark chocolate brown body. In great condition, no issues. Marked in the bottom 3043/C. Measurements: 10 5/8 inches high x 3 3/4 inches diameter base. from VEB Haldensleben, previously Carstens Uffrecht. VEB Haldensleben was a state-owned, East German ceramics factory in the Saxon town of Haldensleben. It was organized in 1945 with the nationalization of the Carstens Uffrecht plant that followed the division of Germany at the end of WWII. (Carstens Uffrecht had had its own origins with the Carstens family’s purchase in 1924 of the porcelain workshop set up by Jacob Uffrecht in Haldensleben in 1845. Carstens lost practically all of its holdings with the establishment of the DDR; the family fled west where brothers Christian and Ernst founded Carstens Tönnieshof on a farm of that name near the village of Freden, not far from the East German border. (VEB is an abbreviation of the phrase Volkseigener Betrieb, or People’s Factory.) Haldensleben focused primarily on the manufacture of vases. Its output tended to be of superior quality. Many of the décors show similarities to those of the company VEB Strehla Keramik. Metallic glazes are often included; the colors are generally more subdued than those of contemporaneous West German products. When Germany was reunited in 1990, the factory was returned to Carstens family hands and renamed Carstens Keramik Rheinsberg. Haldensleben used both white and brown clays, depending on availability. Often, though not always, the bottoms of vases were marked with the company’s logo—a shallow dish superimposed over the letter ‘H’ inside a circle. The form number typically has four digits and is sometimes followed by (or appears above) a single letter. For a time HALDENSLEBEN put gold-colored stickers on its products with its logo printed in red. Not unusually for an East German concern, little is recorded about the designers who were employed.

Details

  • Creator
    Strehla (Maker)
  • Attributed to
    Carstens Tönnieshof (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.63 in. (27.01 cm)Diameter: 3.75 in. (9.53 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Very Good condition. No issues.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU830125377312

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    Ships From: Miami, FL
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