handmade | ceramic | glazed | size 24.5 x 18.5 x 14.5 cm (h/w/d)
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Ceramic vase "Stromboli" (large version, height 24.5 cm)
An expressive colour combination makes this extraordinary ceramic vase a perfect eye-catcher. With elaborate crackle glazing techniques, different layers and structures are impressively combined to create varied surfaces. Slight variations in the finish are part of the hallmark of craftsmanship. Large version. Size 24.5 x 18.5 x 14.5 cm (h/w/d).
Ceramic product made of kaolin, quartz and feldspar.
Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing and figurative objects are cast. Complex objects have to be cast in separated steps and sections and then "assembled". After the moulding, the pieces are dried and "annealed" at about 900 °C. Next, the glaze will be applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In renowned manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand whereby each colour has to be fired individually and in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.
Porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe from the 16th century onwards. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen, Germany in 1710.
Other famous European porcelain factories include Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with their personal porcelain stamps so that for the collecter it is easy to identify their origin.