Base 9.5 cm diameter, height with lid 27.5 cm. Capacity 0.9 l. Weight approx. 670 g.
German Inscription: Essig.
German Inscription: Öl.
Pottery in the Bauhaus tradition.
Theodor Bogler’s China Food Containers.
Theodor Bogler (1897-1968) was a potter by profession. During the Bauhaus movement he, in company with several others who came more from the artisan tradition, took up a middle position between the two Bauhaus camps, the functional and the artistic avant-garde. This can be seen in his designs for kitchen implements and furniture that he made in Weimar for the famous “Am Horn” house, a show-case for the work of all the designers associated with the Weimar Bauhaus College at that time. The geometric elements of his china pots and jars – cone, ball, cylinder and so on – were based on the mechanics of the potter’s wheel, but were formalised sufficiently to make serial production of the containers possible.
These replicas were made in close cooperation between the Weimar art collections, the Bavarian china workshop of Anton Herr and ourselves. The measurements were based on the Weimar Bauhaus Museum originals. The jars have been ‘cast’ using the same technique as the originals fired at 1060 °C, glazed and fired a second time at 1200 °C.
The articles show the title of the contents in decorative script, and have been fired a third time at a temperature of about 800 °C.
All jars are stone china with cream-coloured glazing , lead- and crack-free.