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Jopeko Keramik West German Pottery "tea pot" form with Paris Glaze         SOLD

Jopeko Shape 722 with Paris GlazeDescriptionThis teapot-like form is by Jopeko and features their "Paris" glaze,  a strongly volcanic glaze in unusual shades of gray-brown with beige highlights leaning toward gold, an intriguing entry into the fat lava genre.

The form is suggestive of Oriental gourd vases, but like most West German pottery, this is not a utilitarian piece and never even had a lid (nothing's missing).  The bottom is marked Handarbeit (for hand work, more in glaze application and probably some refining of form post-mold) plus two sets of numbers:  722 16 and 802 16.  The same form is known with only the 722 16 mark.  Why two sets is unclear, but it's known to have happened from time to time on Jopeko pieces.



Dimensions:   Height is about
6 1/2" with a diameter of about 7 7/8" with the handle and about 6" in the direction without the handle. 

Form: 722

Company/Artist:  Jopeko

Decor/Glaze:  Paris (glaze name)


Estimated Date: circa 1970
 
Condition: 
is excellent with no damage and no repairs.

Price:  SOLD


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