Bay was founded in 1933 by Eduard Bay in the western German town of Ransbach-Baumbach. The company was one of the leading art pottery producers from the 1950s until the very early 1970s, and Bodo Mans was perhaps their best known designer. His colorful designs were popular then and are considered highly collectible now.
When identifying Bay pieces, look for white clay and the use of a lower-case Y in the word "Bay" and also in the word "Germany." The name of the company is not always present, but the lower-case Y makes it fairly certain that Bay was the manufacturer.
From fatlava,net, anseta.com and ginforsodditiques.com
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