Man, it has been a long time since I was rewarded with a significant fleamarket pottery haul, but the long weekend has afforded us with the opportunity to hit two markets and walk away with some lovely things. The BAY Keramik jug above was one of our first finds. It actually has a slightly glittery glaze quality, but my neanderthal camera is not able to pick up the finer details. Use your imagination: glitter. My obsession with brown pottery and/or 1970s fossil imprint decor continues apace!
Naturalistic reliefs like these were so big that more than one company got in on the act. The little white vase is by BAY Keramik, the brown vase on the right is Scheurich in Jura decor. After a good scrub, this 1950s Scheurich vase revealed a light mint green base glaze to go with the little modernist whatchamacallems in primary colours. I like how these 50s patterns seem both modern and quaint at the same time. As is so often the case, my 50s pieces look great grouped together with like pieces, but sit a little oddly next to the out-there 1970s pots. I spotted this fish among a bunch of garbage marked at 50 cents apiece. Initially, I assumed it was an ashtray, but the back has hook inserts that can be used for wall mounting. This little guy will start out as a catch-all bowl in the bathroom but will probably earn a little wall spot above the tiles soon. Can anyone identify the make? I was hoping it might be Schäffenacker, but I have a feeling it could be Scheurich. Whatever it is, it has a whiff of Bauhaus inspiration about it. This was the most substantial find of the weekend, so big it had to be hosed off in the garden to rid it of its dirt layers. It looks a bit like Ceramano’s Ankara pattern, but I’m not sure it really is Ceramano. Any ideas?
Let me apologize in advance for showing you what is quite probably the world’s ugliest lamp shade, but once you have bleached your brain of the image, try to see the potential of this West-German pottery lamp base… …more fossils! Clearly, I have a bit of a problem. But with a plain white lamp shade? Yes?