Today’s German ‘Klinker’ vase is another one of the treasures that I hauled back from New Zealand with me. I was super excited when I spotted it in the window of the shop, and even more excited when I realised that it still had the remnants of its original foil sticker, and was in immaculate condition! The vase was made by German pottery house, Ilkra Edel Keramik, and according to most sites, forms part of their ‘Palermo’ series, designed in 1959.
Ilkra Edel were known for their high-end ceramics, and depending on the size and condition (and of course who’s selling it), their pieces can go for as much as $700, with Palermo vases seeming to sell for around the slightly more accessible, but still very respectable, $80–$170 (R1100-R2500) mark.
* According to modernredux.com Klinker vases are “so called for the metallic sound they make when struck together. Like the namesake bricks, klinker pottery is hard-fired at very high temperatures. In addition to being hand-thrown, it’s usually also burnished and decorated by hand, and only partially colored, if at all, using special dyes. The production methods tend to make these items very water-resistant, and in most cases, waterproof, even without an interior glaze.”
Dimensions: 25.5cm tall x 15cm in diameter
Unfortunately this item is too large for one of our courier packets, so will need to be boxed. To save on shipping costs, we’re happy to combine other items at no additional courier fee