There are some stunners amongst the latest batch of West German Pottery for sale on Aidan’s Ebay (if I do say so myself!). Scheurich glazes, even the most simple ones, deserve some appreciation. Last week I looked at the Scheurich Lora glaze; there’s one for sale here which is a particularly striking piece. I also like the bold orange and black of the 401-20.
Even just this small selection of West German pottery shows the variety available: form, colour, glaze; all can vary drastically from one piece to the next, between one factory and another.
If you’re interested in any of the pots you see in the slideshow, have a look at Aidan’s ebay page here.
- The Allure of the Scheurich Lora (littleowlski.wordpress.com)
The next trip to Germany is booked! We’re going during February half term and I can’t wait already. This time we’re going to expand our search area a bit further East; venture out of the Ruhr and Rhine areas!
This Scheurich beast was bought on the last trip and I think it spent some time on my lap, before being relegated to the back of the car and stuffed full of other pots. Unfortunately, it’s overglazed on the bottom so I haven’t got the number at the moment. I’ll ask on the Pottery and Glass forum. It’s also got a big crack on the bottom, which is annoying, but doesn’t really detract from it. It really is a beast of a pot though: probably about 45cms tall!
Lora glaze, also known as ‘Flame’. Developed in the 1960s and it’s a very popular one. I’ve also got a 414 in this – I’d like some more!