A large bulbous salt-glazed pewter lidded jug by Elfried Balzar K

A large bulbous salt-glazed pewter lidded jug by Elfried Balzar K

Code: OWA2008


H: 29cm (11.4")

£395.00 Approx $491.91, €460.91

Stock Number: – OWA2008

Date: - Circa 1960s

Materials: – German Westerwald Clay; An Advantage For Potters! The extensive clay quarries of the Westerwald region are the largest connected deposits in Europe. Only a few other regions in the world are known to have clay sources of comparable size and quality. Around 15 different types of clay occur here, including a very valuable white clay also known as “white gold”. The Westerwald clay has a high degree of ductility, is almost free of impurities and has very good sintering properties. These clays are perfectly suited for stoneware production, a high fired, waterproof, acid-resistant, impermeable pottery. The clay was easily kneaded, thrown, deformed as well as knitted, melt, beaten and whipped. It is a serious partner to the potter reacting to any treatment. 

Country of Origin: – Germany, Höhr Grenzhausen 

Description: – An extremely tactile bulbous shaped stoneware jug decorated in the Höhr Grenzhausen studios of Elfriede Balzar Kopp with a delightful atmospheric aquatic design in sgraffito and traditional enamels and a striking salt-glazed body.

Size & Weight: – The jug is 29cm tall to the tip of the Pewter handle.

Condition: –  The jug is in excellent condition without any chips, cracks, losses or restoration to the body or decoration. The salt glaze is wonderfully tactile.

Photography: –  There are several areas of slight discolouration which is caused by light and the photography.

History & Marks:–  This example is signed/Inscribed B K and dates from late Circa 1960s. Whilst no one could say that this piece is a one off study. However, one could say that, although you may come across another example. One would quickly realise that each one stands alone –  ‘it is a one off’. I state this because the outcome of each piece of studio pottery depends deeply on how it is placed in the kiln and moreover, how it reacts during the firing. Very few studio pieces are totally ident

Further Information:- If you would like further information about Elfriede Balzar Kopps work and biography - please go to the information page, Click on the Biographies Page where you will see her name, Click on the image and the information will appear. 

Declaration:- This item is as described and dates from the period highlighted.

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