We have recently discovered the wonders of purchasing West German pots from their country of origin. Via the medium of Ebay and some badly advertised listings, we received these in the post today:
For the life of me, I couldn’t get the pictures right of the label. However, to describe it: it’s a pale gold colour with ‘Scheurich’ written in black in a very curly, Fifties style font. I think the pot itself is from the Fifties, but Aidan is not convinced. I will consult the oracle that is the Pottery and Glass forum…
I think this one may have actually come from a British seller, but it was still pretty cheap. It’s added itself nicely to the 414 collection atop the wooden box in the bedroom:
We also bought this at the weekend for a mere £1.80. Not massively exciting, but worthy of an addition all the same. Not Scheurich, I don’t think, but I don’t recognise the maker’s mark. Again, the oracle will be consulted…
On unwrapping the 275 Scheurich, I realised that it had a very similar shape to a larger piece that I bought Aidan at Christmas. Again, I’m sure that it is a larger version of the same form, but Aidan remains unconvinced. I seem to say that a lot.
See what you think:
Got my eye on a couple more on international Ebay sites, but I couldn’t possibly share just yet – don’t want to damage my chances of a bargain!
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Lovely colours….many scheurich are so colourful and nice…
I haven´t bought anything from Ebay, does it work well, is it expencive to pay for shipping?
Hello! We’ve bought two pots so far from Germany. Both cost about 9 euros to send to England, so it’s not too bad. However, they were sent uninsured and so far, only one of them has arrived. It’s about 18 euros to send insured though, so still fairly reasonable. You should definitely have a look – the German Ebay seems to be pretty cheap for German pots.
It’s a good job you are getting a new house for all your pots. Have you ever thought about what you will do with them all when you have children? Kids and pottery don’t mix that well! Of your new additions, I like the blue one best!
Claire, they will be well trained to stay far, far away from the pots! Or we will invest in lots of shelves that go high up on the walls…