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This vintage modernist c. 1950 Germany Carstens Tonnieshof Ceramic Trinket Box is probably an original Trude Carstens who popularize biomorphic shapes and the use of gold with other colors. Bright glaze and spectacular mid-century modern decor outside. Matte dark brown glaze inside. It is marked Germany 533 underside. Trude Carstens was artistic director of Carstens Tonnieshof until her death in 1965. The company was very successful, producing a wide range of shapes and glazes. Due to financial problems Carstens Tonnieshof closed down completely in 1979.
Dimensions: 10 cm X 11.75 cm (4 5/8" X 4"), 5 cm (2") tall.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition. No wear or damage.
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Vintage Modernist 1949 Germany Carstens Tonnieshof Ceramic Pottery Trinket Box
- Product Code: B503
- Availability: 1
Tags: 1950s decorative arts, midcentury art pottery, german post-war ceramics, carstens tonnieshof ceramic boxes, midcentury german pottery trinket boxes, trude carstens design, trude carstens trinket boxes