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On this page: Dümler & Breiden and ES Keramik

(NOTE: Items in the gallery are things we've had in the past and are no longer for sale.  For currently available items, check the listings in the left hand column.)
Information About W. German pottery:

Introduction to Lava, Volcanic Glazes on West German Pottery

Collecting West German Pottery

West German Pottery Marks, Companies, Designers

Thoughts About Values of West German Pottery

West German Pottery Research Gallery (previously sold items to help with identification)

Videos
Pages in the identification (already sold) gallery are in alphabetical order by company.  Click on any of these links to go directly to that section, or take it one at a time: 
Bay;   Carstens and Ceramano;   Dümler & Breiden and ES Keramik;(<You are here.)   Gramann and Grootenberg/Dressler (including Uhlemeyer);  Hutschenreuther/Ilkra/Jasba/JopekoKarlsruhe/Keramag/Kiechle/Koerting/Marzi & Remy;   Otto/P-Keramik/Roth;   Ruscha;   Sawa/Eiwa/Wekara (grouped because they're similar styles);   ScheurichSchaeffenacker/Schlossberg/Steuler;   Ü-Keramik/Uhlemeyer

Dümler & Breiden



Dümler & Breiden Shape 604
This is the typical D&B mark with the company letters appearing as the sword pommels. For whatever reason, D&B never added West or W. to their mark.





ES Keramik



ES Form 883 (This same form is also found from ES with the shape number 683. In the early 1960s, ES switched all one-handled objects to the 800 series, which is why this form is found with two different numbers.  Information on the number change comes from Kevin Graham.)

 


Several companies did decorations in the late 1950s that were strongly influenced by Jananese Zen paintings.  They are often attributed to designer Bodo Mans, who worked for Bay Keramik, but the style of this version compares well with the work on shape 683 shown at the top of this page.  When properly done, these minimalist decors are quite effective, but as with any minimalist work, doing them well is surprisingly difficult, mostly because there is little room for hiding errors.





Dümler & Breiden


Dümler & Breiden Shape 053











ES Keramik
 


ES Shape 683 (Compare to shape 883 in the picture to the left and see the explanation there.  The 683 version is earlier, but values depend on the decoration more than the age in this case.)



ES Keramik with obscured shape number.  Compare to the P Keramik vase to the right.)




This is ES shape 614.  With this glaze, it's very easy to confuse this with some Roth items, but Roth used red clay.
Dümler & Breiden



Dümler & Breiden Shape 473






Items Confused with ES Production:



I previously attributed this shape to ES based on glaze comparisons, but items have seen been found with a P Keramik label.  The company has yet to be identified.  These are usually found in a two-toned brown glaze that's much like a glaze used by ES.  Mysteries still abound.



 
NOT an ES form.  These shapes tend to be rather confusing and get attributed to ES, Ü Keramik and Roth.  The 1400 series is Ü Keramik, and the Roth versions have red clay (see Roth gallery for examples).

Pages in the identification (already sold) gallery are in alphabetical order by company.  Click on any of these links to go directly to that section, or take it one at a time: 
Bay;   Carstens and Ceramano;   Dümler & Breiden and ES Keramik;(<You are here.)   Gramann and Grootenberg/Dressler (including Uhlemeyer);  Hutschenreuther/Ilkra/Jasba/JopekoKarlsruhe/Keramag/Kiechle/Koerting/Marzi & Remy;   Otto/P-Keramik/Roth;   Ruscha;   Sawa/Eiwa/Wekara (grouped because they're similar styles);   ScheurichSchaeffenacker/Schlossberg/Steuler;   Ü-Keramik/Uhlemeyer
West German Pottery For Sale

West German pottery listed by company

View West German Pottery by Colors:

View West German Pottery by Height
Floor Vases (14" and taller)

  Head for the Gin-For's
Odditiques Home Page

E-mail:   fdposton@gmail.com
Information About W. German pottery:


Collecting West German Pottery


Thoughts About Values of West German Pottery

West German Pottery Research Gallery (previously sold items to help with identification)

W. German Pottery News and Updates

Ruscha Catalog

Videos


Other Essays

To Buy or Not to Buy: Going Where Price Guides End



Tiffanyfakes.com (Site Review)



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Writing, Education,
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