(Cats and batteries not included.)
This West German pottery vase was made by Bay Keramik in the late 1950s or very early 60s based on the decoration style. Many of the Bay decors from this era are attributed to Bodo Mans, often with no solid evidence. As far as I've been able to track down so far, neither the decor name nor designer is yet known. Still, it's a lovely item, light and soothing with a bit of Japanese Zen art influence. These minimalist designs were done my several companies at this time, so they aren't hard to find, but the trick is in balance and proportions. Most of this type are "nice", but they don't have the depth or enduring impact you get with ones like this example. And note that the background isn't solid white but includes gray variations, another detail that moves this vase to a higher level.
You may notice that we don't have a checkout where you can just click for your goodies without so much as saying hello. Well, we want people to say hello, ask questions, even hope for a better deal. Long ago, I told stories for 7 hours (free refills on coffee), so "impersonal" just isn't my style. Click on one of those "E-mail" buttons. I can't handle as much coffee as I used to, so the stories will be fewer.
These days, Paypal is about the easiest payment method around, but we still take checks, even cash. No Monopoly money, nothing printed up in your basement, no chickens, etc., but otherwise we're fairly flexible. If we can put it in the bank without anyone getting in a tizzy, we'll probably take it.
Please take time to stroll through the site. Sorry we can't offer you a cup of coffee or tea while you're looking, but maybe you can take care of that yourself. Just don't spill it on the keyboard. And if you run into any questions along the way, there should be an e-mail link on every page, so just click and ask.
Hope you'll enjoy our "sing the body eclectic" approach (with apologies to Walt Whitman). As always, proceeds go to support our creditors, my spouse, our cats, my auction addiction, and the plumbing project that never ends.Bay, Carstens, Ceramano, and Others Dümler & Breiden, ES Keramik, Others Gramann (Töpferei Römhild), Others Ilkra, Jasba, Jopeko, Karlsruhe, Marzi & Remy, and Others Otto Keramik Ruscha, Sawa, Scheurich and Others Schlossburg, Silberdistel, Steuler, and Others
What's "Gin-For"? Strictly medicinal purposes.