Scheurich or Bay






ES Keramik


Ruscha 313


Bay Keramik







A mystery, perhaps Carstens or Ruscha?

Dümler & Breiden




Art Pottery (American and European art pottery other than mid century items)

Pottery and Porcelain (Figurines, plates, vases, etc.)

Mid-Century Design (Mid Century pottery, currently featuring one of the best selections of studio and W. German pottery in the U.S.)

Studio Pottery (While many of these items can be found in other categories, they are also gathered here for those with a special interest in studio work.)

Glass (art glass, stemware, EAPG, Depression, Elegant, etc.)     

Metalware (Various metal items and misc. vases, inkwells, etc.)      

Paintings (oils, watercolors, prints, 19th and 20th century American and European)


Pages About Us

Meet the Gin and the For

Meet the "staff"

The Cor-purr-ate Story (Glyph's Rise to Power)

Contact Information (Phone, etc.)

Essays and Information:

Book Review: Fat Lava, West German Ceramics of the 1960s & 70s

Collecting West German Pottery: Thoughts, Philosophy, and History

A Divine and Delightful Madness: An Intro to W. German Pottery

Learning the Basics about West German Pottery (This is the most in depth essay.)

West German Pottery Marks

W. German Companies, Designers, and Studio Potters

West German Picture Gallery and Identification Aid (pictures of items we've had over the last 3 years)

To Buy or Not To
Going Where Price Guides End (thoughts about collecting, aesthetics, and health)

Get the Picture Straight: The Basics of Selling Glass and Pottery on the Internet (how to write item listings, matters of photography, etc.)


Ginfor's Odditiques (click to
return "home")

Pedagogy, Philosophy and Nonsense (my "other" site: writing, learning, and odd ideas like long hair and fairy god-princesses)






Dümler & Brieden





 GinFor's Odditiques

(GINny and FORrest Poston's Oddities and Antiques) 

This picture (from the Fat Lava Collectors Club) shows two Scheurich vases, 428-48 and 428-65. That's right, the blue one is 65 centimeters, about 25 1/2" tall. It's the largest currently known in the series. The shape was designed by A. Seide in 1971 as part of his Wien/Vienna series. At what point does a vase require its own zip code?

The photo is imitating a Ceramano ad from 1959.

 West German Images and Information on Ginfor's Odditiques:

Sneak Peek at Kevin Graham's Upcoming Book: Collecting German Ceramics

West German Pottery News

West German Pottery Collectors Club

Book Review: Fat Lava: West German Ceramics of the 1960s & 70s

Essay: Collecting West German Pottery: Thoughts, Philosophy, and History

Essay: Reputation, Reality, and Respect: Sorting Out West German Pottery

Essay : A Divine and Delightful Madness: An Introduction to W. German Pottery

Identification: West German Pottery Marks (Pictures of various marks, bases, and labels)

Photo Gallery of West German items (pictures of items we've had in the past few years, divided by company when possible).

Companies, Potters, Designers (Information about some of the particular companies, studio potters, and designers active during the West German era.)

When asking questions:

1. It really, really helps if you send pictures of the item and the bottom (e-mail or snail mail is fine).

2. When sending pictures by e-mail, please try to keep the file size down. A resolution of 72 ppi is fine for viewing on a monitor.

3. If you get a message saying something about the e-mail or picture being rejected (happened recently), it's not us doing it. Too large a file or wrong file type is the most likely problem.

While this information is free, it is under copyright. We give permission for people to print a copy for personal use. Of course, quoting is always fine as long as proper credit is included. While we may eventually do a book, any support for this part of the site is up to you. There's no obligation, but if you feel like you got enough value out of the essays, information, and pictures, we won't object if you make a small donation though Paypal. The cats like to know that we will be able to support them in the manner they have come to expect.

Thanks to one and all.

Forrest (the "for" part of ginfor)  



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