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Surrealistic vase, unknown maker (Spain, 1950s)

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...POTTERY, PORCELAIN & CH…29 of 45Organic vase,unknown maker (Spain, 1950s)Porcelain hands, Gio Ponti. Richard Ginori, 1930s.
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    Posted 9 years ago

    austrohung…
    (584 items)

    If the "surrealistic" adjective can ever be given to a pottery vase... I think we've got it at home.

    We know nothing about this vase except that it is a Valencian majolica from the 1950s... that's all but, in any case, we really don't care about it because this vase is totally Dalinian: the soft volumes, like melted Gruyère cheese; the red veins all over the putrid green surface... we really can imagine this vase as the scale model for a 12 meters high sculpture placed in the middle of a desert, just like in one of Dalí's paintings!

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      A STUNNNER AND A WINNER :) Very cool !!!!!
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks for your "first love", Sean :)
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Here's a third!
      MAGNÍFIC!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      your very welcome austro!!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks Vet! I am so glad you're enjoying it! :)

      Also thanks to Moonstone for loving it!!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 9 years ago
      At first you might say why? but then of course, why not?
      I love an artist or designer who lets go and then we get wonderful objects like this!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      LOL!!! I love your first sentence Karen!!!
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      am drooling over this one!
    9. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 9 years ago
      that's a nice birdy...
      are there hallucinogens in the faucet water again?
      i like both... ;-)
    10. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 years ago
      Weird and wonderful AH
    11. fledermaus fledermaus, 9 years ago
      Wow! what a fantastic vase!
    12. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      I see the heart of a monster...notice I didn't say alien this time :))
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Woooow, I see you guys love this mutant chicken vase!!! :)

      Thanks Amber, Fran, fledermaus, mike, inky, GTMOOM, ho2cultcha, valentino, Welzebub, DrFluffy, nutsabotas, tom, agh, czechman, racer, Mani, bratjdd and Violet for your love!!!

      Amber! the heart of a monster!!! I love that and I'm sure Carlos will love it too :) he was thinking of the bust of a woman (but you know artists do have a terrific imagination!)
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks Leah and bracken3!!!
    15. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      It's the pointy toenail part on the bottom of the heart which is freaking me OUT!
    16. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Hahaha! That, according to Carlos, is a nipple :)
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Love the red clouds!
    18. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks for loving it bracken, Leah and Lisa!!!

      Guys, we just found one vase from the same artist in the cellar... I'll try and take the picture as soon as possible so you can all see it.

      I am afraid I don't even know how much stuff we've got :)
    19. GlueChip GlueChip, 9 years ago
      looks like something from the Dali museum! Something that would have set on his desk. SWEETNESS!
    20. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks Budek and Aldo for loving it!

      Thanks for the comment GlueChip! No doubt he would have loved it!!! :)
    21. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      wow! magnifico!
    22. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      are there any marks on the bottom? it reminds me of 'Memphis' - Milan pieces from the 1980s.
    23. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks very much for stoping and loving ho2cultcha, bratjd and Vintagepuissant!

      No marks at all ho2cultcha. Not long ago I found a design by Antonia Campi with a very simmilar top rim... It's not extrange it reminds you of Memphis, as they played a lot with visual refferences from the 1950s and Art Deco, and i think whoever made this vase was playing with Surrealism.

      In any case, this vase was made 20 years before Memphis :)
    24. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      wonderful! thank you austrohungaro!
    25. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks for your love Vrgdf!!!

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