Van Daalen, West Germany: Vase with Brown Check Decor
A stylish West German ceramic vase from 1959 by Fritz van Daalen.
One of my favourite West German ceramic companies, Fritz van Daalen was a relatively small producer and the items are a bit harder to find. Forms are usually quite unadorned and elegant, but with an unusual element that is hard to quantify. Glazes are often burnished rather than high shine, allowing the lovely form to do the talking, and yet complimenting and enhancing it.
This is a great item with midcentury modern style written all over it, standing 9" (23cm) tall and in good vintage condition.