Glit Pottery, Real Lava 'Fat Lava' In Rare 'Snow Blizzard' Blue Glaze Dish | Iceland, 1960 70s

Glit Pottery, Real Lava 'Fat Lava' In Rare 'Snow Blizzard' Blue Glaze Dish | Iceland, 1960 70s

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THE ITEM
This beautiful work of Brutalist Modern design is by Icelandic pottery Glit.
Germany has Fat Lava, France has Foam Lava and well - Iceland has Lava, real lava that is incorporated into their glaze. The rarity of this particular piece comes from the exquisite swirling blue and white glaze at the centre of the dish. The whorl of Snow-white at the centre is like the eye of a storm that casts the encircling glaze in a flurry of dappled Slate blue and white glaze rivulets.
The chunky rim of the dish is finished with a severe straight edge and bears Glit's characteristic Dark Chocolate brown and the exterior bears a tempered coating raw dark lava.

It's easy to see why these pieces are sought after and how the skill in creating these pieces is being celebrated. The poetic colour palette of these works reflects the original inspiration that sparked its creation - the Icelandic tundra which the mineral, clay and lava were taken from.

CONDITION
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs - please see photographs as part of the condition report. The underside bears Glit's inscription 'Glit, Iceland, LAVA' and also a yellow 'B' denoting the ceramist who would have decorated the dish.

Dimensions

W6.3 x H4.0 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Excellent

Brand/manufacturer

Glit Iceland

Date of manufacture

1960s

Place of origin

Iceland

Period

Mid 20th Century

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SKU

96771887
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