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.
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