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Unknown Secessionist Style German Ceramic Vase - Marked

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Art Nouveau759 of 1595pretty little Welz thingDurand Rare Colors Vase c. 1925
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Posted 1 year ago

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cogito
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This squat little German Secessionist style stoneware vase is a bit of a mystery. It has design features very much in keeping with German glass and ceramic production from the early 1900s, particularly the regularly spaced buttons/prunts, which in this case were hand applied. The glaze work is wonderful with Eosin-type surface iridescence with predominating gold and purple hues. There are signs of this being a wheel thrown studio type vase, yet it carries a production number on the underside. The piece has a stylized artist monogram/cypher that I haven't been able to figure out. The right half of the figure certainly could be a "R," but the left side is more obscured and could either be another "R" or some other reversed letter. Richard Riemerschmid comes to mind, but the only "RR" artist cypher I could find for him had a reversed R and forward R back-to-back. Dimensions: 3.5"(H) x 3.75"(W).

Any information or attribution thoughts are most welcome. Thanks!

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    It's a beauty, cogito. The blues just glow!
  2. Seaking67, 1 year ago
    Very nice example I tend to feel its French with more of a Massier glaze. Tonverke Kandern has a block KR see Haslam I agree with Eosin glaze
  3. famatta127 famatta127, 1 year ago
    love the copper colored iridescence
  4. fledermaus fledermaus, 1 year ago
    This is a very interesting and wonderful piece! The glaze in the third photo is very much like Alfonse Cytere? Ecole De Nancy? Maybe one of the artists who worked in his atelier?
    Beautiful!
  5. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 1 year ago
    don't think its a german vase
    they're usually signedb underneath
    marks on the side like that are often used in england, but new zealand and australia as well..
    nice one indeed by the way
  6. cogito cogito, 1 year ago
    Thanks to you both for the tips. I only went with the German attribution because of where I purchased it and the tentative reading of the artist mark. I'm open to suggestions, as I still have yet to find anything similar in my searches. I love mysteries...I guess its the scientist in me coming out in my passionate hobby. Cheers.

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