A large bulbous aquatic designed pewter lidded jug by Elfried Balzar Kopp


Stock Number: – OWA2008

Date: – Circa: 1960s

Materials: –  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: – The jug is 29cm tall to the tip of the Pewter handle.

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

History & Marks: – This jug is signed/Inscribed BK and dates from Circa 1960s. Whilst no one could say that this piece is a one off. However one could say that, although you may come across another jug decorated in the same  manner. One would quickly realise that it is a one off, this is because of the hand decoration and how it reacts during the firing. Very few studio pieces are identical.

Please click the Link below For an Historical Introduction to the work of Elfried Balzar Kopp  You will have to engage your computers Translator “German to English”. Often seen in the address bar.                          


Additional information

Dimensions 29 cm