A vintage East German ceramic vase from VEB Haldensleben.
An unusual ringed and waisted vase glazed a glossy brown, my daughter likes this one because it looks as if it is made out of milk chocolate.
The central band is decorated with fat lava in a freeform design that looks a little like an abstract floral.
The vase is 19 cm (7.5") high and in excellent condition, no cracks or chips, although there is a tiny glaze pit which likely occurred during production. This can be seen in the second pic.