Otto Meier, ‘Tall Vase’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Tall Vase’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Tall Vase’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Tall Vase’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Tall Vase’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Tall Vase’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Tall Vase’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery

A late work, this tall, cylindrical vase is a testament to Meier’s mature talent as a sculpture of simply elegant forms. Two veins of a pastel, greenish blue glaze run vertically down two sides of the vase, set against a pure white background. The entire vase has been overlaid with mottles of tan glaze. On the upper edge, a more vibrant sky blue can be seen layered underneath a web of cream. The slightly rounded top of the vase culminates in a small, round neck glazed in that same teal found elsewhere on the body.

About Otto Meier

German, 1903-1996, Dortmund, Germany, based in Worpswede, Germany