Small Vintage 60s Mid Century minimalist West German ceramic vase 321/2 from RUSCHA by designer Kurt Tschörner.
Ruscha was founded in 1948 by Rudolph Schardt, the name comprising of the first few letters of his name. The factory closed in 1996. After this, Scheurich bought the designs and the name and still produces limited runs of items under the Ruscha Art name.
Cilli Wörsdörfer ran the art potter section in the early 1950s and produced famous designs such as Zebra and Milano. The most influential move forward in glaze was made by Otto Gerharz, the production director from 1951 – devising the vulcano glaze which marked a move towards dripped glazes.
Kurt Tschörner created most of the shapes, including the famous 313 (which was released in 1954):
- Height – 16 cm
- Widest part Diameter – 7 cm
- Vintage era – 60s
- Made in West Germany
- Vase serial number: 321/2
- Manufacturer – RUSCHA
- Designer – Kurt Tschörner
- Material – ceramic
- Condition – great / signs of age appear / few scratches on the bottom / see images