30 January 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.






3 comments:

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

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  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 :)

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