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Marei 'Capri' jug vase model 4301
This stunning jug vase model 4301 from Marei Keramik is adorned with their 'Capri' glaze; so called after the famous 'Grotta Azzurra' (Blue Grotto) found on the Italian island of Capri off the Thyrrhenian Sea on the south side of the Gulf of Naples. The bluish glaze resembles the hue inside the sea cave which is flooded with a brilland blue or emerald light. The thick rich lava glaze below also might mirrors the large limestone and sandstone cliffs and rocks.
The cave was popularized among Romantics in the 19th century when German writer August Kopisch and Ernst Fries visited the cave and recorded their visit in Kopisch's 'Entdeckung der blauen Grotto auf der Insel Capri' in 1838. The book sparked an interest worldwide into the Blue Grotto and it became an iconic symbol for the island.
Marei Keramik was originally part of ES Keramik (founded 1921) but became independant in 1948 under the name of Marei Keramik (Majolikafabrik Rheinbach Jean Fuss & Sohn).
Designer Bodo Mans worked for Marei from 1956 onwards.
Before the mid 1960's Marei Keramik used predominantly white clay for their pieces. It is not unusual for Marei pieces to only be marked with a number or two numbers devided by a bar.
Marei Keramik work is often confused with items produced by Roth Keramik.
Manufacturer: Marei Keramik [1948-]
Dimensions: Height 19cm, ∅ 16cm
Condition: Excellent condition.