Who’s the Daddy (pot)?

I did say a couple of posts back that we’d found another large Scheurich orange and brown bulbous vase, the same as one we got very excited about on our first ever trip; yet this time we were a bit ‘so what?’ about it. Oh, was I a little bit too hasty in my judgement:…

I thought I saw a Scheurich 414…

Another trip, another Scheurich 414: This is a new glaze for my collection, which brings me up to 26 different ones in total. The space on top of the blanket box is definitely narrowing. I think I may have to start pushing hard for a new shelf to be put up. We also found another…

Beware of the Ugly Vases!

There’s a secret lurking around the West German Pottery world. If you can keep it quiet, I’ll let you in on it: Many Roth vases are not actually that nice. There, I’ve said it. Just felt that I needed to get that off my chest. Now don’t get me wrong, there are many, many lovely…

Ruscha: Love, Loathe, Like or Leave?

I tend to like the Dumler & Breiden, Carstens and Scheurich pieces of West German Pottery in any batch that we bring back from Germany and I often gravitate towards posting pictures of them. For once, I thought I’d share some from factories that many people rate highly; yet, I often ignore. First up is…

Meet Clara Belle: West German Woman

This is Clara Belle. Isn’t she a stunner? My parents gave this to us as an early Christmas present and we love her! She’s taken pride of place on the sideboard, next to the giant Carstens lamp. Believe it or not, she is actually marked as 701 W.Germany. Neither of us have ever seen anything…

Autumnal West German Pottery

[Left to right: Possible Carstens, Scheurich,  Scheurich] There is definitely a change in the air: the nights are drawing in and our garden is becoming covered with leaves of various red, brown and orange shades. If I was any kind of interior decorator, I might start changing my house to reflect the autumn season. But hold on,…