Posted 6 years ago
Ceramic double gourd shape covered in a brown, blue and gray crystalline drip glaze produced by Fritz Krug Porzellan und Terrakottenfabrik (Lauf, Ger.), circa 1900-1910. Light impressed mark underneath. Dimensions: 5.5”(H) x 4”(W).
German ceramic works from the turn-of-the-century are still relatively under-researched. Drip glazes were quite popular and promulgated primarily by Richard & Hermann Mutz. I'm not at all familiar with the early work of the Fritz Krug, but based upon this piece I would say that they were producing ceramics on-par with those of their German and Austrian contemporaries. This piece caught my eye for the glaze characteristics, in which the illusion of effervescence and rising bubbles is prominent.