BAY KERAMIK VASE 903/20
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An excellent, football-shaped example of BAY KERAMIK's relief series of vases with a non-representational pattern impressed under a red on black glaze combination. A partial label remains.
BAY KERAMIK was founded in 1934 by Eduard Bay in Ransbach-Baumbach in western Germany. Its output was mainly utilitarian prior to the early 1950's when more decorative items were introduced. Their production and sales increased rapidly, and by the early 1960's BAY was a leading manufacturer of art ceramics. Bodo Mans, probably the the best-known designer of the period, was employed by the company from 1959 through 1975. BAY's art pottery production continued into the 1980's; it included some striking work that often exhibited utterly fantastic specialty glazes. On the other hand, a huge amount of kitsch was produced for the tourist trade. BAY KERAMIK used white clay exclusively; marks are almost always molded.
Production Period – 1965-1974
Country of Origin – WEST GERMANY
Maker – BAY KERAMIK
Attribution – MARKED
Materials – CERAMIC
Colors – RED, BLACK
Condition – VERY GOOD (no defects; may show slight traces of use)
Height (cm) – 20.0
Diameter (cm) – 11.5