January 30, 2012

Dümler & Breiden

Over the past few months, very slowly I have manged to pick up some Dumler & Breiden pieces, and they have become my favourite German pottery - now I know what to look for. You might have noticed these two pieces in the auction watch posts from the end of last year.

You can find out more about this D&B on Ginny and Forest Poston's Oddities and Antiques site HERE, and from their site here is a bit about Dumler & Breiden:
Dümler & Breiden (1883-1992) D&B was one of the many companies in the Höhr-Grenzhausen region, and they produced an enormous range of styles over the years, from very traditional to strong Pop Art.
What I love about the ones I have found is the strong emphasis on shape and form - the shapes are so organic and modernist (although not all D&B is like that of course), and beautifully glazed and decorated with interesting textures. The first one reminds me of a lot of the large ceramic murals of East Germany.

Have a look of some of the way out colours and designs on the Flickr stream of the West German Pottery group on Flickr HERE.


  1. They are stunning, turquoise one is my favourite, thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Pippa, Dana - yes everyone loves the deep turquoise blues. ...p.s Dana - see note on the auction post about the "Scandinavian"stuff. & Pippa - love your Pinterest boards! Ray :)