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Small vase marked Foreign 203 8

Post by momma on May 22nd 2008, 12:58 pm

Another ID question Big Laughter
This is only 8cm tall and I know it's a common shape but I really like this little vase. There is one little section that has a flash of "I dunno what" green.... and well it just appeals to me. Basehas FOREIGN and I think it is 203 with a line underneath then 8.
Oh & I love the effect on the inner rim........momma





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Re: Small vase marked Foreign 203 8

Post by fixit_bear on May 23rd 2008, 9:50 am

Base of my 511 over 6

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BAY, Westerwald, West Germany !

Post by vhb64 on August 21st 2010, 9:54 pm

Bay 203/8, with green glaze and gold rim about 1955

The vase 203 was already produced before WW2, acc. to a pricelist 1938, sizes 12 up to 50 cm. Still in production 1957 and 1960 with different sizes 7, 8, 10, 12 14, 17, 20 cm.

Vase 511 over 6 = Jasba, 50s, seen in a brochure 1951, but might be produced
later.

Both vases stamped FOREIGN instead of GERMANY, that´s unusual.

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Re: Small vase marked Foreign 203 8

Post by nickbug on August 22nd 2010, 2:28 am

I'm new to all this. Today I saw a similar piece which was also marked 'foreign' underneath. When this type of piece is marked 'foreign' are they often German?

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Re: Small vase marked Foreign 203 8

Post by vhb64 on August 22nd 2010, 8:25 am

nickbug wrote:I'm new to all this. Today I saw a similar piece which was also marked 'foreign' underneath. When this type of piece is marked 'foreign' are they often German?

Yes, I think so. Often, not always. Could be e.g. of french or italian origin too, as far as I know.
As the export ratio was already high about 1950 vases, bowls etc. of many
german factories were stamped GERMANY, FOREIGN, after 1955 WEST GERMANY
oder W.GERMANY. They had to if exported to UK.

Mostly dry stamps, raised or impressed (Jasba, Bay, Scheurich, Carstens etc.) Sometimes wet stamps. (Übelacker) Just a few companies as Fohr stamped MADE IN GERMANY.

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Re: Small vase marked Foreign 203 8

Post by big ed on August 22nd 2010, 9:33 am

See soendgen thread for similar numbering system and foreign marks ,although in red clay .

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Post by nickbug on August 25th 2010, 7:53 pm

Volker / Big Ed

Thanks for this, very helpful.

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Re: Small vase marked Foreign 203 8

Post by big ed on August 25th 2010, 9:16 pm

Never heard of Volker , then again never heard of loads of the german names cropping up these days

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Post by skay on August 25th 2010, 9:21 pm

Volker is newish member vhb64 Jumping For Joy

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Re: Small vase marked Foreign 203 8

Post by big ed on August 25th 2010, 9:23 pm

Can you tell us how you know ? for future reference .

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Re: Small vase marked Foreign 203 8

Post by big ed on August 25th 2010, 9:32 pm

Oh I get it volker , I see , sorry I misunderstood , I thought ...well never mind I get it now , cheers V, Ed Most Excellent

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