Life Finds a Way

Bay Tribal Vase with Citrus Green and Corlk-like Glazing (LEO Design)

I am intrigued by this vase.  While I am not typically drawn to "tribal" decor, this vase reveals a slightly different approach.  Perhaps the diamond-form shields and scalloped gadrooning give it a "Roman Empire" bearing (in my eyes).  I also find the glazing unique—pools of glassy citrus green resting in the crevices between pronounced, textured cork-like elements.  My mind wanders to a parched, sandy David Lean landscape with just a promise of spring green struggling through. Life always finds a way!  The vase was made by Bay in West Germany in the 1960's or 1970's.  Find out more about it by clicking on the photo above.


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