‘The vase with seven faces’, Fritz Heidenreich, 1950 for Rosenthal, Germany

Porcelain, glazed grey, asymmetrical, curved „belly-bottom-forms“, diagonally cut-off oval opening (fishmouth), edge white.

Design: Fritz Heidenreich for „Kunstabteilung Rosenthal AG“ (`compartment for art´), 1950.
Implementation: Rosenthal AG, mod. no.: K2594, internal name: „The vase with seven faces“.
Marked: underglazed green: Rosenthal Germany, Kunstabteilung (compartment of art) Selb.
Measure: h. 4,3 inches, (11 cm).

Condition: perfectly, no chips.

EUR 180,00 inkl. MwSt.

Includes 19% Mwst.
Delivery Time: ca. 3-4 Werktage nach Zahlungseingang

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In 1950 the economic and political circumstances in Germany had consolidated gradually and the people began to long for individual extravaganzas.

In this year Fritz Heidenreich drafted for Rosenthal the first new form-ideas: „The vase with seven faces“ and the orchid-jug „Enceinte Luise“. With that the porcelain-factory Rosenthal took over the expression “New Look” with it for its new porcelain-assortment. The success of this vase and also of „Schwangere Luise“ (transl.here “pregnant luise”, cp.offer) in the same year, the business induced to a strong expansion of the offer of asymmetrical objects.

In consequence, the new stylistic tendencies of ceramic forms and decors virtually had settled in all important manufacturers. Rosenthal was the pacemaker for it. One insisted on the exclusivity of the own designs and tried to push through this claim lawfully. The firm celebrated designer-cult already in this time.

First middle of the 60th a decline of these broadly revolutionary forms and decors becomes recognizably.

Source: Schaulade A, 1950, S.203.

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