Balzar Kopp: figure of a small bird decorated in traditional enamels.


Stock Number: – OWA3125

Date: – Circa 1970s

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 unusual studio pottery figure of a small bird decorated with traditional enamels and a salt glaze. The figure has a flat surface to its back and has possibly been made for a specific use?

Size: – The figure is 8.5cm tall & 14cm long and weighs in at 345g.

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

History & Marks: – This example has the incised BK mark for Balzar Kopp and dates from Circa 1970. This figure has an unusual form of which I have not seen previously (flat back).

Please Click the Link Below for an Historical Introduction to the work of Elfried Balzar Kopp.  (You may have to engage your computers Translator “German to English”.) This is often seen in the address bar.                  

Additional information

Weight .345 kg
Dimensions 14 × 8.5 cm