Hedwig Bollhagen Espresso Cups
Vibrant glazes and distinctive forms combined with everyday functionality—these are the qualities that define the ceramics of Hedwig Bollhagen.
Working in her studio in the village of Marwitz, just north of Berlin, Bollhagen designed and manufactured spectacular household pottery for nearly seven decades. For much of that time, work from the so-called "Treasure of East Germany" was commonplace behind the Iron Curtain, but nearly impossible to obtain beyond the DDR.
Bollhagen died in 2001, at the age of 93, but the craftsmen and women of Werkstatten Fur Keramik continue to faithfully execute her unmistakable designs.
These espresso cups and saucers are an alluring demonstration of Bollhagen's irrepressible style. Allegedly, her color preferences annoyed the East German authorities. A cheeky little beverage set capable of adding understated dash of color to any dining table or breakfast nook.
Manufactured in Marwitz, Germany