Share your favorites on Show & Tell

SCHÄFER & VATER GROTESQUE BOY #2

In Pottery > European Art Pottery > Show & Tell.
European Art Pottery940 of 2029Art Nouveau, Sterling Overlay Creamer Pottery,late 19, early 20 centuryOld, Creepy Looking (Victorian?) Dish...or Something....
52
Love it
0
Like it

JazzresJazzres loves this.
raven3766raven3766 loves this.
LazyBoyLazyBoy loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
LOUMANALLOUMANAL loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
Hoot60Hoot60 loves this.
MALKEYMALKEY loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
MarmorealMaidenMarmorealMaiden loves this.
AnythingObscureAnythingObscure loves this.
SinnomoreSinnomore loves this.
Collectables59Collectables59 loves this.
dlpetersendlpetersen loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
bucketheadbuckethead loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
clockermanclockerman loves this.
AzTomAzTom loves this.
catburglercatburgler loves this.
EfesgirlEfesgirl loves this.
DeanteaksDeanteaks loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
Ted_StraubTed_Straub loves this.
EZaEZa loves this.
alison64alison64 loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
SignaholicSignaholic loves this.
Nordicman32Nordicman32 loves this.
Cormoran1925Cormoran1925 loves this.
Tlynnie1942Tlynnie1942 loves this.
VioletOrangeVioletOrange loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
melaniejmelaniej loves this.
bladerunner22bladerunner22 loves this.
HunterHunter loves this.
TreyTrey loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
Rick55Rick55 loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
kivatinitzkivatinitz loves this.
JustanoviceJustanovice loves this.
CaperkidCaperkid loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
antiqueroseantiquerose loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
Alan2310Alan2310 loves this.
See 50 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 6 years ago

    vetraio50
    (726 items)

    In case you didn't notice I really do like this thing. So much so that I needed to experiment and see if the match idea did really work with the head. I had looked at a site where there are a few pictures of some Schäfer & VATER heads with matches on them .... the effect is really bizarre.

    These days there are no matches at home. Gave up the bumpers years ago!

    So I had to go and buy a pack .... 50 cents for a box of matches. Thank Heavens I don't smoke! I couldn't afford the matches these days !!!

    How many matches do you think it took to fill up the little lad's head ???

    logo
    European Art Pottery
    See all
    Bitossi Londi Raymor Vtg Mid Century Modern Pottery Bird Stilt Sculpture Italy
    Bitossi Londi Raymor Vtg Mid Centur...
    $560
    16 Antique 18/19thC Dutch Delft Manganese Harborside Village 5x5 Wall Tiles NR
    16 Antique 18/19thC Dutch Delft Man...
    $126
    STUNNING LARGE ART DECO AUSTRIAN CZECH POTTERY DANCER FIGURE ~ GOLDSCHEIDER ERA
    STUNNING LARGE ART DECO AUSTRIAN CZ...
    $159
    FABULOUS SET 10 MID CENTURY MODERN VIETRI ITALIAN POTTERY FISH FIGURAL PLATES
    FABULOUS SET 10 MID CENTURY MODERN ...
    $127
    logo
    Bitossi Londi Raymor Vtg Mid Century Modern Pottery Bird Stilt Sculpture Italy
    Bitossi Londi Raymor Vtg Mid Centur...
    $560
    See all

    Comments

    1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      26 match

      Alan
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      It's actually more ALAN !!!!
      Many thanks !!!!
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      Not guessing.....I think he's transmogrified into a hedgehog!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      LoL -- He looks like he has a Head-Ache ....LOL
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO, MIKELV, ALAN, ANTIQUEROSE & KYRATANGO too !!!!!!!!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KIVATINITZ, JUSTANOVICE & CAPERKID too !!!!!!!!!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      The matches do a lot !! I believe this could be a match holder!!
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Very artsy Kevin... the matches just added to his quirkiness! I love him!!!
    9. toracat toracat, 6 years ago
      In the US Army, Our unit (Manchus), was Keep up the fire!! So light up this puppy mate and take a photo!!!
    10. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      He looks like Howdy Doddy with a case or 2 of beer in him:)
    11. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Kevin! Would the holes on top of the head allow smoke to escape from the mouth? If so, I would think that it is more a "Smoker Ashtray" than a match holder. The open mouth suggests that. The shafer & Vater company did make Smoker Ashtrays and these ashtrays came in many grotesque and fascinating shapes. I'm not sold on the match holder use. I would have picked it up in a flash, had I seen it in that shop. BOB
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BLADERUNNER, RICK, KERRY, TREY, KIVATINITZ, MANIKIN, AGHCOLLECT, LOUMANAL, HUNTER & DON 'n SEAN too!!!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      I swear it's possible that might be an ashtray ..... the elongated heads that remind he so much of the Amphora pottery by Elvir OTTO have always attracted my attention. But if you look at the Schäfer & Vater site they have a few that with matches in the heads.

      It might also be that they were used for both purposes ..... ???

      Carlopeto's site is here :

      http://www.schafer-vater.com/schafer_vater_match/schafer_vater_match.html
    14. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Smoker Ashtrays always have holes to allow smoke to escape from the inside of the mouth so yes, it could be dual purpose if some of the holes are not used by matches. Maybe just a Crown of matches would be best ....lol! BOB
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      The eyes of this one are carved ... but no holes ..... but the effect is really extraordinary. Many thanks again LOUMANAL !!!!!
    16. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      I want to see them all burning at night ...smiling
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BLADERUNNER, ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME & GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME !!!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MELANIEJ !!!!!!!
    19. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Now, I remember where I have seen this! In my mirror Sunday morning!
    20. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 6 years ago
      OMG, I love this.
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BLUNDERBUSS, TYLYNNIE 'n VIOLETORANGE !!!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CORMORAN !!!!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN !!!!!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SIGNAHOLIC !!!!!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD !!!!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ALISON !!!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks EZa !!!!!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TED STRAUB !!!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks INKY !!!!!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks VALENTINO !!!!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks EFESGIRL !!!!!!
    33. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 6 years ago
      light it up lol :)
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks DEANTEAKS !!!!! !!!!! !!!!!
    35. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      LOL is that how your head feels today? What a funny thing!
    36. catburgler catburgler, 6 years ago
      I had a similar piece that was in the shape of a fish, the holes held toothpicks that you put cheese and snacks on for a party. Looked equally odd.
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CATBURGLAR !!!!

      ODD ???

      HIM ???

      LOL
    38. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      he's a cute little magpie!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, AZTOM & CLOCKERMAN too !!! !!! !!!
    40. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks BUCKETHEAD !!!!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks DLPETERSEN !!!
    43. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 3 years ago
      If he isn't lit up he doesn't look very BRIGHT!!!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks SINNOMORE, COLLECTABLES59, ANYTHINGOBSCURE, THOMAS, YOUGOTTAHAVESTUFF & VYNIL.
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks MARMOREALMAIDEN !!!.!.!!!
    46. MarmorealMaiden MarmorealMaiden, 1 year ago
      This is a scarcely seen match holder--certainly, an unmatched treasure!

      Often, from Schafer and Vater, I see the figural match receptacle with the gaunt, elongated face and gaping mouth.

      Thank you, Vetrai50, for your sharing this with me!



    47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks for those kind comments MARMOREALMAIDEN, and to VYNIL & MALKEY too !!.!!!!.!!
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
      Many thanks HOOT !.!!!!.!
    49. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      Not sure how I missed this one. He's a very cute little fella and very unique for sure!!!
    50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
      Many thanks JSCOTT0 !.!!!.!
    51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
      Many thanks LOUMANAL !.!!!.!
    52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      Many thanks RAVEN & LAZYBOY !!!!!
    53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      Many thanks JAZZRES !!!!!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.