Schramberg EVA ZEISEL Bauhaus MAJOLICA Spritzdekor 1930

Rare EVA ZEISEL cup & saucer from the GOBELIN series
Made by Schramberg / SMF circa 1930
Spritzdekor BAUHAUS Art Deco

Up for auction is a stunning tea cup and saucer designed by Eva Zeisel (Eva Stricker) for the German firm Schramberg / Schramberger circa 1928 to 1930. It, like most of her designs, was probably produced after she had left the company. Its dynamic geoemetric design is from the Gobelin series, and features a wonderfully bold color combination of grass green, sunshine yellow, pumpkin pie orange, a purply red grape and mahogany/maroon-brown on a white background.

The pieces are in great condition, with the exception of some fleabites. Schramberg pottery was designed for mass production, and both the clay and glazes tended to chip easily. It is all but impossible to find pristine "mint" pieces.

It has an abstract painterly design of irregular-shaped circles radiating out from one edge, which reminds me of peacock feathers, and it was incredibly modern at the time. The free-form handpainted design, with brushstrokes evident, is softened by a light spritzdekor (airbrush) finish around the edges.

Both pieces are f ully marked with the firm stamp "Majolika, SMF [in an escutcheon], Schramberg, handgemalt," and the number "5".

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