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Decoration usually involves staining rather than glazing with part of the design created by cutting through to reveal the clay, but keep in mind that not all red or red-orange clays are "klinker".At one time, only a few klinker companies were documented, but many more are now known.The East, West German pottery era was unlike anything seen before or since, switching from the literal explosions of World War II to the explosion of creativity compensating for decades of artistic repression and responding to anger and despair with color and whimsy. At Gin-For's Odditiques, we specialize in above average, harder to find East and West German pottery from companies such as Bay Keramik, Carstens, Ceramano, Dümler & Breiden, ES Keramik, Fohr, Gramann Römhild, Marzi & Remy, Otto Keramik, Ruscha, Scheurich, Silberdistel, Ü-Keramik and many others.The politicians may try to tear us apart, but the artists bring us together and hold us together. We also try to have a clue what we're talking about. German pottery, which is why these are only tips and tricks.
See our Gramann for Sale Jasba: (1926-current) Started by Jakob Schwaderlapp and located in Baumbach.
Top decors include Pergamon, Rustica, and Rubin plus rarities such as Saturn. Clay color ranges from light brown to very dark brown. Dümler & Breiden: (1883-1992) D&B was one of the many companies in the Höhr-Grenzhausen region, and they produced an enormous range of styles over the years, from very traditional to strong Pop Art. ES Keramik: (Emons & Sohne, 1921-1974) Quality of forms and decorations covered a broad range, but the good items are very good; one of the best is pitcher form 683, later released with shape number 883.
As more items are properly attributed to ES, their status continues to rise.
Not surprisingly, they are also hard to find with vases generally harder to find than plaques and plates.
(Keto items are often similar but generally a step down in quality, but there are definitely exceptions as Keto did some very striking designs.) E-mail Us klinker: "Klinker" items are made from a particular clay, one that is typically used for a type of brick called klinkers.
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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.