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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

West German pottery: Steuler

The Steuler company was founded in Höhr-Grenzhausen by Georg Steuler in 1908 and started producing ceramics in 1917. The best-known of Steuler's designers were Cari Zalloni and Heiner Balzaar.
One of the most famous of the company's decor ranges was the Zyklon series by Zalloni.

The quality of Steuler's product was excellent. Clay was generally white or beige, although some of the old pieces were red, and bottoms were generally tidy. Both old and new marks were imprinted and centered. The old mark appeared to be an elongated uppercase S and superimposed uppercase T inside a vessel. The old mark was a stylized uppercase letter S superimposed with a lowercase T.

From potsandpots.com, fatlava.net and ginforsodditiques.com 


Zyklon vase
etsy.com - TheCuriousCaseShop

etsy.com - BarkingSandsVintage

etsy.com - 1001vintage

etsy.com - RetroFatLava

etsy.com - VintageBerlin36

etsy.com - PasterCorte

etsy.com - RetrouverBiz

etsy.com - fatlavart

etsy.com - Fatlavabeach

Continua candleholder
etsy.com - 1001vintage

Older sticker
etsy.com - PasterCorte

Newer sticker
etsy.com - Eclectivist

Older mark
etsy.com - FabulousModerns

Newer mark
etsy.com - vintage2like

14 comments:

  1. Such unique forms, understated in comparisons to the fat lava's? The grown ups of the WG world?

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    1. I do think the more subtle forms and glazes are "the grown-ups of the WG world." That's a great name for them. I think that's why I love the smooth matte Scheurich pieces too.

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  2. A maker I've never seen in person...but would love to....esp. the red one!

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    1. I've never seen one in person either, and I was surprised that there were so many of them on Etsy.

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  3. Subtle, sophisticated, and absolutely perfect; of course I adore the pitchers especially!

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    1. I'm a sucker for pitchers too. I have several in my collection.

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  4. Gorgeous! As soon as I saw the first one, my heart beat faster. :)

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    1. The Zyklon series is really breathtaking!

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  5. Pretty, pretty even though am not a pottery girl.

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    1. Look away, look away! Pottery can become an addiction if you're not careful. :)

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  6. There's something about that candleholder from 1001vintage, looks like a chess piece. It's a candleholder, right?

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    1. Yes, that candleholder is part of the Continua series. They come in several colors and sizes.

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  7. I love the milky green one with the black stripes ("older sticker") and the earthy brown and green jug from Vintage Berlin 36. And it goes without saying Dana, that the red one you opened with is spectacular

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    1. I'm really crazy about the brown and green jug too. I think you pegged it with the word "earthy." That's what I like so much about it.

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