I’m equally in love with both of these retro ceramic vases! The blue vase is from SA pottery house Drostdy, and I think would be quite a prize for any Drostdy collector. Despite being quite small, it stands out for its unusual blue glaze, and shallow boat-style shape. The taller matte brown vase with the yellow interior has no maker’s mark to speak of, although the number 187 has been painted onto its base. I don’t know enough about ceramics to say with any amount of certainty, but something about this piece reminds me of some of the West German ceramics I’ve seen over the years – but that really is a bit of a pot shot! While the Drostdy vase is in near mint condition, this vase does have some wear to the glaze in the form of a few scratches. The inside base of the vase is also slightly stained, but it’s such an unusual piece that I don’t think the wear detracts too much from the attractiveness of the design. A great pair for a lover of all things clay.
Dimensions: Small matte brown vase – 16cm tall x 10cm wide; Small blue Drostdy vase – 30cm wide x 7cm tall
Price: Small matte brown vase – R95 ; Small blue Drostdy vase – R110
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