Rare Wall Plaque by Wim Mühlendyck

Rare Wall Plaque by Wim Mühlendyck

Code: OWA3174

Dimensions:

H: 40cm (15.7")W: 40cm (15.7")L: 40cm (15.7")Di: 40cm (15.7")

£595.00 Approx $740.97, €694.28
 

Stock Number: – OWA3174

Date: - Circa 1974

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: – A scarce wall plaque with quite a history. The evangelist plaque was initially conceived whilst Mühlendyck was a POW in Scotland 1944-46 and brought about in 1974. Due to his own deep religiosity he focused a lot of his work and his designs on Christian symbolism as can be seen in this stunning plaque decorated by him, with crisp sgraffito work, traditional enamels and saltglaze. 

Size & Weight: – The plaque is 40cm wide & weighs 2820g.

Condition: – The wall plaque is in excellent condition without any chips, cracks, losses or restoration to the body or decoration. 

Photography: – The photographs are a true likeness of the plaque, there may be some slight changes in colour against the real piece or light reflections.

History & Marks:–  Mühlendyck was born in 1905 (son of a pastor). Due to his own deep religiosity he focused a lot of his work and his designs on Christian symbolism as can be seen in this stunning plaque decorated by him with crisp sgraffito work, traditional enamels and saltglaze. The plaque is singned to the reverse "Wim Mühlendyck". The border basically translates ...”Written down, driven by the Holy Spirit, what we have seen, we have heard”…

Ref: See:-  Wim Mühlendyck  und Schüler 1985 Keramik-Museum Westerwald ... ISBN: 3921548306

Declaration:- This wall plaque is as described in the description and dates from the time period highlighted.

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

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