Clean Form


Stangl Art Deco Ceramic Vase with Matte White Glazing (LEO Design)


Here's another amphora, though this one has been pushed-beyond the classic form, known to antiquity, and into the streamlined energy of the American Art Deco movement.  Long handles—reminiscent of a lop eared rabbit—droop lazily from the narrow mouth, coming to rest on the bulbous body below.  The satiny matte white glaze adds a clean, modern and satisfying spin to the urn-form vase.  It was made by Stangl in New Jersey—the sister company to the highly-collectable Fulper workshop, maker of top-line Arts & Crafts ceramics a the Turn-of-the-Century.  Click on the photo above to learn more about this vase.


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