WALTER GERHARDS SPOTTED CONICAL VASE Nr. 1011/25

$120.00

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A dark teal cone-shaped vase with glossy white spots and a golden yellow interior by Walter Gerhards.  It looks very much like a Christmas Tree!

WALTER GERHARDS KG was founded in 1957 (and registered in 1959) in Ransbach-Baumbach, by Walter Gerhards and his wife Elfriede Gerhards.  It was reorganized as Gerhards GmbH in 1974.  There were approximately 50 employees by 1977, later expanding to 70, using six large electric ovens.  Elfriede managed the business, while Walter led the artistic and technical design.

Initial production focused on ceramic planters, but ornamental lighting and other decorative ceramics, including vases and plates, soon took focus.  Ceramic lamps were turned over to lighting companies which completed the electronic components.

There was a particular interest in relief decorations, often reflecting ancient or historical scenes.  Examples include the Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal and the Napoleon series.  In 1984 ownership changed; the company continued until 2000.

NOTE:  It has long been believed that Walter Gerhards designed for Wilhelm Söndgen GmbH at some point, but this is not the case.  Gerhards only designed for his own company Walter Gerhards KG.

DETAILS

Dimensions
6ʺW × 6ʺD × 10ʺH
Styles
Abstract
Mid-Century Modern
Minimalism
Original Condition
Original Condition Unaltered
Period
1960s
Place of Origin
Germany
Item Type
Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
Materials
Ceramic
Color
Teal
Condition Notes
Excellent Vintage Condition
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