I think it’s almost official now: at some point every item of brown West-German pottery ends up at our house. Today’s fleamarket haul is more plentiful than Saturday’s, but it ended up being a bit of a mixed bag. First there’s the good:
Scheurich “Vienna” (Wien) on the left (my first!) and a partly crusty Scheurich 484-21 with a bit of copper in the glaze on the right.
And now to the beautiful but the damned…
After cleaning all the dust and grime off this lovely Scheurich floor vase, I discovered it has a short hairline crack near the top. I really hate it when that happens as I already spend an inordinate amount of time looking like a pedantic moron when I check pottery for damage at the fleamarket. I think I may go for all-out-crazy now and bring a little magnifying glass with me in the future.
I spotted those chalky lines before buying the above piece and naively thought I would be able to clean them off (I have had a lot of luck with grime removal on everything I have bought thus far.) I was wrong.
Enjoy the rest of your Easter holiday!