This is a highly collectable piece of mid-century German ceramics.
It was designed by Albert Kiessling in the 1950s.
It takes the shape of a small jug or pitcher - with such a wonderful shape and unusual black "snakeskin" effect glaze. The undercoat is a dark matt green tone - and on top of this are raised random black pimples which form a textured surface.
This amazing glaze was created with wax resists - and was a speciality of Albert Kiessling, who was given the title "the master of wax-resist glazes".
This piece must date from around 1956 when Kiessling set up his own studio at Langhessen.
It is a nice size for display and measures 6 3/4 inches in height.
The jug at the widest point is 5 inches.
The vase is in excellent damage-free condition with no damages.
Lovely impressed signature on the base - as photographed.