Pottery dating mark
We can tell Carstens from Scheurich, and we know a hawk from a handsaw no matter which way the wind is blowing. Just how companies marked the items, what clay they used, lettering style, numbering systems all varied at times.This is only a small sample of the companies and only a few of the bases they used. Click any thumbnail to see a larger picture and read the text.
At one time, only a few klinker companies were documented, but many more are now known.Most works are hand made and feature some of the earliest volcanic glazes for the era.See our Gramann for Sale Jasba: (1926-current) Started by Jakob Schwaderlapp and located in Baumbach.Page Three of W/E items for sale Marzi & Remy: Marzi & Remy items cover a full range from traditional to "mid-century", including steins (for which they remain better known than their art pottery). M&R is so variable that it can be one of the most difficult to attribute when not marked. Otto Keramik: (1964-current) Otto Gerharz was a glaze genius not yet fully appreciated.His volcanic glazes are getting a lot of attention, but many of the non-volcanic glazes have great sutlety and complexity as well as often being more uncommon.