Vintage West German Beehive Vase by Dieter Peter for Carstens Tönnieshof 7642-30
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By the early 1960s the West German factories started to experiment heavily with the decorative effects of glazes. This experimentation was mainly with the use of mostly drip glazes, with one glaze running over another, usually in a contrasting colour or a different thickness, resulting in a lava-like effect. However it was the 1970s that saw a true expression in experimentation and innovation with pots of all types, from floor vases to miniature bowls, made in bizarre shapes and covered in all kinds of dazzling colours and patterns.
This particular pot was designed by Dieter Peter for Carstens Tönnieshof. Named the 'Beehive' for obvious reasons, this beautiful and sculptural vas is sure to make any collection instantly better.
Produced by the Carstens Tönnieshof company which was founded in 1946 by Ernst Carstens and his son Christian. The family was no stranger to manufacturing items of this nature and had a long history in the ceramics and porcelain industry in Germany. Production of this type of decorative table ceramics began in 1947, with the first known decorative pieces dating from the early 1950s.
In general good condition with light wear commensurate with age. Measures approximately 29.5cm tall, 19.5cm wide and 18cm deep.