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Vintage West/East German Pottery - Anything Goes Ceramics

Marei, West Germany: Fat Lava 'Penguin' Vase 4101

Regular price £75.00 Sale

A West German fat lava penguin vase by Marei.

This is one of the iconic Fat Lava vases, highly sought after by collectors and it is easy to see why.

The shape is beautifully curvaceous, but made quirky by the addition of the little penguin flipper handles. But then the rock & roll red & black glaze adds an edge to stop things getting too cutesy. There are hints of deep cobalt blue as well, and a tasty blend of textures, from the deep, glossy red to the crusty black 'fat lava' glaze.

Everyone should have a penguin vase!

18 cm (7") tall and in great vintage condition, only some burst lava bubbles as you can see in the photo, but this is part and parcel of Fat Lava, and is generally not considered a flaw.