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Post by Pip on Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:33 am

Bought this wall-hanging from the Bay of Fleas - it has a Ruscha look to it (very much like the 'shrooms here > http://www.pips-trip.co.uk/sold-pottery-archives/german-pottery-2/showitem-ARUSCHA-WALLPL.aspx )

The disks are all the same size and have been made from a rough matt finished clay, the orange circular decorations and brown balls are in a high gloss glaze finish. It's signed with a monogram to the back of the bottom piece (HT??) and is threaded together with leather.

It's luv-erly IMO, I adore it - any thoughts anyone?








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Post by dantheman on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:31 pm

the hanging disks are very Ruscha as is the mushroom decoration

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Post by Pip on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:34 pm

Yes, I alluded to this in my first post - click the link to go to a sold Ruscha item in my shop however whilst I've had quite a few 'shrooms wall plaques I've never seen the design in this hanging disc form (the only hanging disk wall decorations I've had in the past were by Ceramano).

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Post by dantheman on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:56 pm

I have some Ruscha disks with the metal collars but the backs look quite pink

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Post by Pip on Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:32 pm

Yes, the clay on the base of my disks is not typical for Ruscha production that's one of the reasons I think it's probably by someone else.

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Re: West German wall-hanging - signed

Post by big ed on Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:33 pm

Pip wrote:Bought this wall-hanging from the Bay of Fleas - it has a Ruscha look to it (very much like the 'shrooms here > http://www.pips-trip.co.uk/sold-pottery-archives/german-pottery-2/showitem-ARUSCHA-WALLPL.aspx )

The disks are all the same size and have been made from a rough matt finished clay, the orange circular decorations and brown balls are in a high gloss glaze finish. It's signed with a monogram to the back of the bottom piece (HT??) and is threaded together with leather.

It's luv-erly IMO, I adore it - any thoughts anyone?









Very nice Pip, in fact I was going to bid on that, but went for a schaeffenacker instead, a studio piece ,is it marked HT on all pieces?

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Post by Pip on Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:14 pm

Am glad you didn't bid on it :-) What Schaeffenacker did you get?

Re: the wallhanging - the 'HT' is only on the bottom disk.

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Re: West German wall-hanging - signed

Post by big ed on Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:21 pm

Schaeffenacker posted in thread today , Pip, your wall hanging might not be german , but what ever it is ,it looks great .

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Post by Pip on Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:10 pm

hmmmm not German? It's a possibility of course but it looks so much more German than anything else...

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Re: West German wall-hanging - signed

Post by big ed on Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:48 am

Ok , I have looked around ,I think Ruscha as well ,in Deutshe kermik by M.P thomas he has two wall hangings unsigned attributed to ruscha similar to one on ebay , the Ht must be the decorator whom shall forever remain a mystery that will never ever be resolved
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4erSet-Wandkeramik-Ruscha-Art-zum-Aufhaengen_W0QQitemZ360183428658QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPorzellan_Keramik?hash=item53dc9af632&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

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Re: West German wall-hanging - signed

Post by Pip on Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:16 pm

I've seen those square types of Ruscha wallhangings before and I think that's a bit like the one Dan has. Mine is different in that it doesn't have the more usual chain (it's got leather stringing) and the base clay of the disks is very different to anything I've seen by Ruscha before.

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Re: West German wall-hanging - signed

Post by dantheman on Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:47 pm

Bornholm Denmark?

the clay is right,I'm fairly sure your mushrooms are from there

http://cgi.ebay.de/Marianne-Starck-Bornholm-Wall-Plaque-Danish-Pottery-60s_W0QQitemZ370258082794QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPorzellan_Keramik?hash=item563519fbea&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

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Post by Pip on Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:47 pm

Nope - it's not really that similar claywise. Personally, I don't think this is a Danish piece, it's nothing like any Scandinavian pottery I've handled in the past and the general style and execution is not ringing any bells Danish design-wise. It was bought directly from Germany and everything about it (bar the base disks) are saying Germany to me.

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Re: West German wall-hanging - signed

Post by dantheman on Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:40 pm

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