Posted 8 years ago
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!