Scheurich, West Germany: Vase 488 with Koralle Decor in Grey
A vintage 1960s-70s West German ceramic vase by Scheurich.
A typical Scheurich handled vase. What makes it stand out is the lovely, organic relief pattern which they call "Koralle'.
The glaze is very beautiful too, a pale lilac/grey over a chocolate brown, which just shows through and highlights the pattern. It looks as if the overglaze was wiped as well, which gives it a slight tree bark effect.
This vase is 26 cm (10") high. It weighs just under a kilogram.
In excellent vintage condition, no cracks or chips, although there is a little crazing on close inspection (see the final photograph.)
The figurine (Otto) is for scale, not for sale. He is 8 cm (3") high.