Gorgeous 1970's Carstens luxury ceramic vintage vase.
A wonderfully tactile burnt orange Fat Lava vase with running glaze and luminescent brown finish that shimmers in the light. A fine example of original retro West German Pottery.
H. 20 cm – W. 15.5 cm – Diam. Top. 8.5 cm
Condition: Very good.
Carstens was founded in 1945 by Christian and Ernst Carstens after the German Democratic Republic (DDR) took over many of their factories, which was commonplace following the war. Carstens grew in the 1960s with exports to far flung places and, as a result, manufacturing spread to other countries such as Chile and Australia.
Carstens designers included Trude Carstens, Dieter Peter, Heinz Siery, and Gerda Heuckeroth.