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Gourd-shaped Fritz Krug Vase (Germany), ca. 1910

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European Art Pottery1276 of 1999French? Footed compote PZH Plates - Gouda Dutch, company closed in 1963, not sure what yr they were made
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I will dedicate this post to CW member cogito who has a vase which I believe is the exact same shape and size as this, without the pewter decoration and with a different (and nicer) glaze. I saw this vase on a recent antiques fair and was very excited to have found the sister of cogito's vase! It is a very dark brown with a blue and light brown drip glaze. Interestingly, the pewter decoration is exactly the same type as the one on one of my other Fritz Krug vases (and I have seen a third with the same type of decoration), which to me indicates that it was either applied at the factory itself, or that the factory collaborated with one specific metal workshop to do the job for them. I have come across three other (larger and more expensive) Fritz Krug vases within the last year, so I guess it’s likely that the factory must have had a dealer in Copenhagen in the early 20th century; otherwise it is a little difficult to explain their presence here, give the paucity of early 20th century German pottery in general…

    Height: 14 cm / 5.5 in. Mark: there is a very faint mark on the vase (invisible in the photo); a jug with a ‘K’ inside it. On the fourth picture, you see one of my other FK vases.

    Here is cogito’s vase:

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    1. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Love the colours & shape !!
    2. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
      Thank you, Jensen! I love the colors on yours too! It's so nice to have a shape and glaze type application match between pieces, particularly, as you point out, since German Jugendstil production pottery is so understudied and relatively rare...but maybe not so much in Denmark?
    3. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      I don't think there's a great interest in these things here (if collectors are interested in anything but Danish or Swedish pottery or glass from that period, it's French), but I do come across early 20th-century German pottery from time to time, along with objects made of silver, pewter (such as Kaiserzinn) etc.
    4. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      And thanks, surfdub and vetraio!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      how did I miss this !!! very beautiful!!!
    6. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Hey Jensen , I do want to say thankyou for the intro on the luster glaze vases , because now im hooked and I just bought another one last week and ill be getting it in 2 days!!! a small one .
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Jensen :)
    9. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean - I don't know how I should feel about creating a new addiction! :-)
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Jensen!!! LOL!!!!!
    11. Katzl Katzl, 7 years ago
      WOW!! The colours, the shape... it's gorgeous!!!

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