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)
Gin-For's Odditiques
(GINny and FORrest Poston's Oddities and Antiques)

(Cats and batteries not included)
Home Page                  E-mail:   fdposton@gmail.com
Presented for Education and Research on West German Pottery
Photo Identification Gallery (previously sold items)

On this page: Ruscha

(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:

Collecting West German Pottery


Thoughts About Values of West German Pottery

West German Pottery Research Gallery

W. German Pottery News and Updates

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;   Gramann and Grootenberg/Dressler (including Uhlemeyer);  Hutschenreuther/Ilkra/Jasba/JopekoKarlsruhe/Keramag/Kiechle/Koerting/Marzi & Remy;   Otto/P-Keramik/Roth;   Ruscha; (<You are here.)  Sawa/Eiwa/Wekara (grouped because they're similar styles);   ScheurichSchaeffenacker/Schlossberg/Steuler;   Ü-Keramik/Uhlemeyer

Education and Research Page for Rushca



Ruscha Shape 305


Ruscha 313




Ruscha 313




Ruscha Shape 804.




Ruscha Shape 311 with Milano decor.  Handgemalt indicates hand applied decoration in this case.  The artist's initials appear beside the Ruscha mark.  Kevin Graham has made progress identifying some artists, but most of them remain unknown.









I long had this one inaccurately attributed to Ruscha,
but more recent information indicates that it's
by Jopeko.



Ruscha 313 is known in a wide variety of decors, possibly 100.  They are often marked simply with the 313 but are also known with the later Ruscha mark with the embossed name as well as completely unmarked versions.




Ruscha 313




The later version of Ruscha shape 333.


Ruscha Shape 842, form identified in catalog pictures.




Ruscha Hanging Plate with Paris decor.  The Paris decor has standard motifs but is still found with numerous variations.  The female figure, lampost, cat, and background buildings are standard.  Positioning and the particular buildings change. Having the male figure seems to be a bit unusual, but my favorite version went so far as to label one of the buildings "Hotel".  The viewer is left to draw their own conclusions.



Ruscha Shape 312 with geometric lava decor.




Ruscha Shape 342





Later version of Ruscha shape 333 without the company name.


Ruscha plate/plaque




Ruscha large plaque. (These are quite heavy and if hung they need to to hang fully flat with the wall or with the bottom slightly out from the wall. If hung with the top out farther than the bottom, the weight can pull the brackets out of the clay.)




This is a very unusual bottom for Ruscha.


                 

Ruscha modified the 313 shape sometime in the early 1960s, probably to simplify and increase production.  The original shape is a bit lower, thinner, and more exaggerated in the forward pull, generally both more elegant and more whimsical.  The modified shape is enjoyable but lacks the aesthetic power or the original.  However, many of the glazes used after the shape change are absolutely amazing.  That leaves us with a choice between great shape with good decors or good shape with great decors.  In terms of numbers, there are far more of the second form available since it was produced in greater numbers per year and for more years, but since there were so many different glazes, it remains difficult to find many types.  In general, the early versions will be more valuable than the second form, but that will vary depending on glaze and personal preferences.

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;   Gramann and Grootenberg/Dressler (including Uhlemeyer);  Hutschenreuther/Ilkra/Jasba/JopekoKarlsruhe/Keramag/Kiechle/Koerting/Marzi & Remy;   Otto/P-Keramik/Roth;   Ruscha; (<You are here.)  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)


Other Items for Sale 


   Glass


  Paintings, prints, etc.

 
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)
Head for the Gin-For's
Odditiques Home Page

E-mail:   fdposton@gmail.com


 
About Us and Contact Information   (Phone, mailing address, etc.)

Meet our "staff "   

Just for Fun

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

A Tribute to Fractured Fairy Tales: Dealing with the Wolf at the Door


A Special Farewell to a Staff Member
The Cat with a Bucket List



Writing, Education,
Odd Thoughts and
other essays (my
"other" site)

If the essays and information here have been helpful, we're glad to have helped.  Donations are by no means required (hence the term donation), but they are appreciated.  Paypal is the easiest way.
Please take the time to let us know what you think about the site, the look, the language, photos, items, prices, etc. If you have any questions, comments, or good ideas for conversation, feel free to contact us. There should be e-mail links on every page, and the actual address is fdposton@gmail.com 

Guarantee: We have a simple, "If you aren't happy, we aren't happy" policy.  If you open a package and suddenly wonder why you bought it in the first place, you can return it for a full refund of your purchase price and the shipping one way.  Your only risk is the cost to ship it back to us. If it turns out that we made a mistake, then we pay the shipping both ways. I won't say "no questions asked" because we will ask so we'll know how to make fewer mistakes.

Payment terms:  We try not to be overly picky about the details.  If we can put it in the bank and pay some bills without any undo fuss, then we'll probably take it.  We're quite happy to take checks and money orders, and we're signed up with Paypal, which is the easiest route if you want to pay by credit card.  If you have some other method in mind, get in touch, and we'll see what we can work out.  Monopoly money, anything you may have printed in the basement, and chickens are right out.

Head for the GinFor's
Odditiques Home Page