Spring Thaw


West German Modernist Tall Four-Handled Vase with Foamy Turquoise Drip Glaze (LEO Design)


It's been a rather cold Winter, at least here in Pittsburgh.  Lots of snow—which melts and refreezes into sheets of ice.  But, despite the unpleasantness of the season, there is a cleanness to the Winter which I find refreshing (especially after the blinking energy of the Christmas Holiday Season).  Nothing looks more innocent and pure than newly-fallen snow.  Sound is muffled under the frosty, thick white blanket. The cold quells the smells which waft in the other seasons.  And the chill drives many people indoors—making the streets and sidewalks just a little more peaceful.

The turquoise and white glaze on this West German Modernist piece—which appears to melt and drip down the sides of the vase—wears a certain wint'ry look.  Four small, ring-form handles surround the high shoulder and neck.  And the piece's impressive height—almost a foot tall—ensures that it will command attention whether standing by itself or as part of an amassing of complimentary ceramic pieces.  Click on the photo above to learn more about this handsome and impressive piece.


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 (www.LEOdesignNYC.com)

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

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