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