Thuner Majolika Blue Vase – circa 1900

Majolika from Thun (Thoune), Switzerland

Vase circa 1900 from the Workshop (Werkstatt) Johann Wanzenried. Oriental motif/ unglazed – 12 cm high.

The beautiful lakeside city of Thun (pronounced “toon”) in Switzerland has been a pottery making center for centuries. Some of the finest pieces come from the period between 1880 and 1930.Thuner Majolika is a very distincive slip-decorated earthenware, often using bright colors against a rich deep brown background.

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