In Black & White - V

Emons & Söhne West German Modernist Ceramic Pitcher with Dappled Black & White "Planet Mercury" Glazing (LEO Design)

As we straddle the seasons—that unpredictable period between Winter and Spring—let us shine a little light on another sensory counterpoint: the interplay of black and white.  Over the next few days, we'll share part of our collection of black, white and black & white merchandise—all for sale in our on-line store.

Black and white becomes—or can become—a shade of grey.  Such is the case with this West German Modernist pitcher made by Emons & Söhn: foamy white dappled over black.  I find such a simple coloration and texture endlessly fascinating.  Very understated.  Very elegant.  It reminds me of the planet Mercury, whizzing quickly around the Sun, some 90 million miles from Earth.  What a wonderful addition this piece would be to a collection of black, white and grey ceramics!  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.

More Black & White offerings tomorrow.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248