Ha! Okay, I’m sorry. There really was no other title alternative for the above vase, a fleamarket find of my mom’s and the first such piece in my collection. German sellers describe these simply as “Lochvasen”, i.e. “hole vases”…why complicate unnecessarily?
Aside from its quirky sculptural quality, this find has a rough, partly crusty lava-ish glaze. There are no markings at all on the bottom save for four round marks where I presume felt protectors used to be. Have any of you lovely readers added vases like this one to your collections? I think they would look quite impressive in a group of different heights.
This vase lends itself to Ikebana-style arrangements with branches…I’ll try my hand at it and update if the results are anything other than cringeworthy. I have a few more goodies to show you in the next few days, so stay tuned.