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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Karlsruhe (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Läuger, Max Prof., born 1864 - died 1952 (designer)
    Tonwerke Kandern (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware with relief slip decoration

  • Museum number:

    1955-1900

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case I1, shelf 3

Max Läuger (1864-1952) studied painting and interior design at Karlsruhe, Germany; he then taught at the art school while also working at potteries in Kandern between 1880 and 1890; he studied in Paris 1892-3 and there he began making lead-glazed slipware. Always ambitious and energetic, returning to Kandern he worked at a local pottery and then established his own pottery in 1895 while becoming a Professor at Karlsruhe university in 1898. As the opening date approached of the international exhibition, Paris, 1900, and his own ceramic production was becoming commercially established he made a large number of wares celebrating the exhibition specifically to sell during its run. He exhibited his ceramics at many German exhibitions as well as Paris 1900 and at St Louis in 1904

He was co-founder of the Deutscher Werkbund in 1907 and was also a painter, sculptor, architect and designer, and teacher at the Baden state art school. From 1916 he had a studio at the Karlsruhe Majolika-Manufaktur, working there until it was destroyed by bombs in 1944.

Physical description

Vase of earthenware with relief slip decoration and covered with stained glazes. Cylindrical with a spreading mouth and four curved loops projecting from the lower part. Decorated with fruit trees springing from brown herbage on a blue ground.

Place of Origin

Karlsruhe (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Läuger, Max Prof., born 1864 - died 1952 (designer)
Tonwerke Kandern (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed earthenware with relief slip decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'MLK' [in monogram]
For Karlsruhe Max Lauger, impressed

Arms of the Grand Duchy of Baden 'Muster Gesetzl Geschtzt' and a symbol
Impressed within a square

'137'
Incised

A scroll
Incised

Dimensions

Height: 32.4 cm, Diameter: 11.1 cm

Descriptive line

Vase of earthenware with relief slip decoration and covered with stained glazes, designed by Professor Max Läuger, made by Tonwerke Kandern, Karlsruhe, ca. 1900.

Labels and date

Vase depicting loops, fruit trees and herbage, blue ground
Designed by Max Lauger, made by Thonwerke Kandern, Karlsruhe, Germany, Germany 1900
Marks: 'KML' in monogram (for Karlsruhe Max Lauger) and the arms of the Grand Duchy of Baden 'Muster Gesetzl Geschtzt' and a symbol, impressed
Earthenware with relief slip decoration

1955-1900

Purchased
H. 32, D.11 [16/07/2008]

Materials

Earthenware; Slip

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Trees

Categories

Ceramics; Art Pottery; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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