MC-21 Ruscha Shape 804, Green Glaze
Description: West German pottery is best known for it's more exaggerated work, but this Ruscha vase shows the power of simplicity and subtlety. Form 804 is a very clean look, but the proportions are perfect, and that generates a strong, if quiet, impression. The glaze also appears simple, but that's an illusion. First, there's a speckling in the green, and when seen in the right light, there are actually stripes of green and yellow. It's really a fascinating piece of work.
Dimensions: Height is about 11".
Condition: excellent with no damage and no repairs. Of course, all our sales are fully guaranteed.
Price: $125 plus shipping and insurance.
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