Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A knobbly bobbly West Geman Carstens vase.

We like knobbly bobbly surfaces on our retro vases, don't we?

Yes we do. And you get plenty of knobbly bits for your money on this one – it's over one foot (30cm) tall.

This chunk of 3D retro styling is by Carstens, West Germany. The vase is made up of three cylinder shapes. The middle one has a glossy honey-coloured glaze and those wacky, almost mushroom shaped, bobbles. Judging by the style, the vase is probably from the 1960s or early 1970s.

OK, it may be a little 'over-the-top' but I like this vase. I can see why the symmetrical, sculptural shape would appeal to interior designers. It would be perfect to help create a stylish mid-century look.

There's more information on Carstens West German pottery and their designers here: Carstens at Retropolitan


  1. hi we would like to buy this!!! we have our own pottery blog at http://blurat.wordpress.com/
    and we specifically collect these pieces.

  2. I have one of these, it's fabulous....I believe it was designed by Dieter Peter....

  3. Hello anonymous reader, thank you for your comment and thanks for the information on the designer.