VEB Haldensleben, East Germany: Fat Lava Vase 3088K
A vintage East German ceramic vase from VEB Haldensleben.
This is a medium sized vase at 14 cm (5.5") with a very striking textured crackle glaze of a pale yellow over a black underglaze.
The yellow and black colour scheme always has an aspect of danger to it, and the volcanic glaze does nothing to dispel this. In a humble vase this is quite an unusual insinuation and one of the things I love about the 'fat lava' ceramic era.
These are not easy to find but they are a highly collectible item from the 60s-70s, and this one is in a great condition for a vase of this age - I have not found any flaws.