|Sawa Keramik Shape 322
Description: This West German pottery pitcher form was made by Sawa but certainly led me a merry chase trying to confirm the attribution. The body is essentially bisque, unglazed red clay of the type sometimes called "klinker".
The decoration is formed by raised bands with a dark brown glaze. My first assumption was that these are molded, but the other version I saw of this form had a completely different decor, so now
I'm inclined to think the bands may be formed by slicing away a layer in between. (While many Sawa items are hand thrown, this one is mold work overall.)
The form is slightly flattened, not a full rounded pitcher. The curves of the body work nicely with the angles of the design, which complement the flat, angular handle. Overall, it's a good example of how a strong effect is achieved with a minimalist approach.
Height: is about 7 1/4"
Condition: is excellent with no damage and no repairs.
Shipping: Will be $12.95 for Priority Mail/insurance within the continental US. Contact us for a quote elsewhere.
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