Carstens Rheinbach (East Germany)

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Carstens Rheinbach (East Germany)

Post by mr paige on March 29th 2008, 3:40 pm

A Carstens Family company based at Rheinsbach





Red clay 582 with a central R
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Teapot ID

Post by Orpheus on April 5th 2008, 11:15 am

Nice red teapot we bought yesterday.



Bottom pic:


Looks like a stylized R above a 60, and made in GDR on the bottom.
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Re: Carstens Rheinbach (East Germany)

Post by Frillo on November 26th 2008, 3:14 pm

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Red Herring

Post by vhb64 on August 22nd 2010, 2:37 pm

mr paige wrote:A Carstens Family company based at Rheinsbach





Red clay 582 with a central R



1. a Carstens company at Rheinsbach never existed.
Confused with Carstens Rheinsberg, near Berlin, East Germany ,
post-war VEB Rheinsberg, GDR



2. A town with the name "Rheinsbach" doesn´t exist in Germany
but there is the town Rheinbach, near Köln, Cologne, West Germany with a long tradition of
earthenware pottery, e.g. Rudolf Schardt (Ruscha)



3. The vase is signed "582" / central "R" and "W.GERMANY"
saw another one, signed "583-22" etc.


Stamps as WEST GERMANY or W.GERMANY weren´t used before 1945,
probably not before 1955.


4. form numbers 582, 583-22, red clay, W.GERMANY, after 1955:
these characteristics apply to Carstens Tönnieshof,
cf. Makus, Keramik der 50er Jahre: Carstens 582/9cm 583/18,22cm.


5. I think the sign "R" is a misleading clue, may be the initial of the modeller´s name.
Please note that there are more vases and jugs signed "R" in german pottery pre- and post- war.
Some of them haven´been identified as yet.

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