Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Labels from the History Books
In thinking about the small items I have collected over the years, I realized I have bowls representing many different countries. The blue pottery bowl is another example. As you can see, there are several small chips on the finish that happen with age.
Have you ever seen pottery like this? This is the only one I have found. It has a very modern shape to it, but it was probably made in the 40's. It is the size of a large serving bowl and is quite heavy.
Here is the surprise. It was "Made in Germany British Zone". In searching the Internet, Germany, after World War II, was labeled different zones by it's occupiers.
Another piece that was probably made at the same time, but in another country, is the wood bowl I have displayed in my home. Can you guess what country this is from?
If you said Japan....you were right. As you can see by the label, it is hand turned. The bowl is slightly higher on one side, but this just adds charm.
This label would have been after World War II.
Even in a very difficult time in our history, the artisans continued to make beautiful works of art.