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Post by andrew on August 18th 2009, 11:17 pm

pip: thanks! what do the numbers mean? is there a database somewhere?

dan: thanks.."wicked" is exactly what i thought when i saw it! a rather evil looking piece..very cool.

i'm still amazed that i found all this info. On a whim i looked at my vase which has been on display on a shelf for several years, I checked the bottom (always thinking that W. Germa was someone's name!) , put "w,-germa pottery" into a search engine and voila!

of course now i want more!!

where should i start?
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Post by Pip on August 18th 2009, 11:38 pm

andrew wrote:pip: thanks! what do the numbers mean?

With West German pottery the numbers on the base usually relate to the form/shape no and the size so in this instance 7313-20 means that it's shape no 7313 and the 20 means it's 20cm tall.

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Post by dantheman on August 19th 2009, 1:04 pm

andrew wrote:pip: thanks! what do the numbers mean? is there a database somewhere?

dan: thanks.."wicked" is exactly what i thought when i saw it! a rather evil looking piece..very cool.

i'm still amazed that i found all this info. On a whim i looked at my vase which has been on display on a shelf for several years, I checked the bottom (always thinking that W. Germa was someone's name!) , put "w,-germa pottery" into a search engine and voila!

of course now i want more!!

where should i start?


I'm pleased that you want to start a collection but my initial thought is that you were very lucky to find such a good example from such a good West German factory,I imagine you will struggle to find that sort of quality in Canada on a regular basis.
We do have quite a few Canadian members here,perhaps they will see this thread and point you in the right direction but until then there's always ebay

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Post by big ed on August 19th 2009, 1:17 pm

Hi Andrew , nice vase , as Dan says ebay is your best bet for west german pottery, however carstens had branches in many different countries around the world so finding bits here and there at fairs , car boots , charity shops etc. might not be to hard , I think you are better off going for the higher end of the Wg collecting , nice thick glazes weird forms are more desirable than the usual run of the mill muted glazes of average form , look out for Roth , Scheurich , Carstens , Schaeffenacker , it has not reached a peak by any means yet , Telly will do that soon , no doubt, Ed Shrugs
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Post by Pip on August 19th 2009, 2:06 pm

... and my personal favourite Otto Keramik - the king of crusty glazes.

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Post by big ed on August 19th 2009, 2:14 pm

Crusty Glaze , is he not in the simpsons? Laughter
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Post by big ed on August 19th 2009, 2:25 pm

Yes pip is right Otto keramik is a big favourite, but watch out as they are still in production today , look out for the mid 20th century pieces ,
ott link, http://otto-keramik.de/index2.php
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Post by andrew on August 19th 2009, 4:18 pm

thanks for all the info!
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Post by Pip on August 19th 2009, 4:49 pm

You're welcome! I'm going to split our discussion out of this main Carsten's research thread and put it in the Pottery Discussions area - we can continue there if wanted :-)

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Post by big ed on August 20th 2009, 1:28 pm

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Post by Pip on August 20th 2009, 1:48 pm

sorry! lol doing it now.

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Post by artvandal on August 20th 2009, 4:07 pm

I have been collecting pottery for quite a while in Canada. Roth, Otto and Schaeffenacker never made it to Canada. I'm not sure about the US but they are all very rare here. THere are a lot of great examples of Scheurich , Carstens, and most of the larger companies.
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Post by Kincardine on February 4th 2010, 12:43 pm

http://markhillcollects.blogspot.com/2009/05/fat-lava-in-canada.html


There is a hot link in the article that leads to the site for a second, different store. I live just west of Hamilton and have been wanting to check these out. Anyone been there yet?

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Post by PeterC on February 4th 2010, 3:35 pm

Here is a vendor in Alberta. They have a nice selection of WGP and Chalet glass.
http://www.vespucci2006.ca/Antiques.htm
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Post by Carolyn Preston on February 7th 2010, 12:55 am

[quote="PeterC"]Here is a vendor in Alberta. They have a nice selection of WGP and Chalet glass.
http://www.vespucci2006.ca/Antiques.htm[/uote]

I am familiar with Vespucci, a consignment store in Calgary... Is this a division of that one? I will have to get my sister who lives in High River to give it a boo and see what she says.

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Post by PeterC on February 7th 2010, 10:15 pm

[quote="Carolyn Preston"]
PeterC wrote:Here is a vendor in Alberta. They have a nice selection of WGP and Chalet glass.
http://www.vespucci2006.ca/Antiques.htm[/uote]

I am familiar with Vespucci, a consignment store in Calgary... Is this a division of that one? I will have to get my sister who lives in High River to give it a boo and see what she says.

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One in the same. It would be worth a visit!

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