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Post by mr paige on April 5th 2008, 6:12 pm

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Marked 123/20
I find this vase notable due to it's WGP style marking. The '20' matches it's height in cm which, if it means this, would be odd for the R.O.I. The issue of German manufacturers in Ireland was covered on the other forum some time ago (summary:there was interest in setting up over there but it didn't happen), but this perhaps shows the influence of such visits or the 20 marking is just a coincidence with it meaning something else. Any ideas anyone?
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Post by mr paige on April 5th 2008, 11:17 pm

All I can find out is that it was set up in 1961 with the help of some German businessmen. So the influence was there from the beginning - intriguing stuff.
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Post by vanmann on October 9th 2010, 10:14 am

I wonder if any one has any thoughts on this. I have seen on a thread here what appears to be this form and no. and have seen a similar pattern on a different form but all pieces I have seen have been marked with the Kilrush stamp. I am thinking that is from Kilrush and would appreciate any thoughts or confirmation

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Post by big ed on October 9th 2010, 2:59 pm

It would appear it was made in the republic of ireland and is just missing it's stamp, I have seen a few kilrush pieces and they have a strong german influence to them , it's possible they were imported from germany ( similar to the dee cee pots, )but their stamps do say made in ireland .
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Post by vanmann on October 9th 2010, 3:05 pm

I understood that Kilrush was established with help from German potters
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Post by big ed on October 9th 2010, 3:14 pm

Well , that would make sense.
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Post by Davee on October 9th 2010, 3:57 pm

There is a theory that a lot of the Kilrush shapes are also U-Keramik shapes and re-labeled as Ed says.

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Post by kirkmodern on May 28th 2011, 3:32 pm

Nabbed this vase today at a carboot for 1euro, I assumed it was W.German and only afterwards discovered the faded Kilrush backstamp. Living in Ireland I should be able to find out more - but so far no luck. The theory of German blanks or German design certainly feels correct.Kilrush Ceramics (Ireland) Img_2911
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Post by Taylor Thomas on May 28th 2011, 5:45 pm

I think Bistoboy might be able to shed some light on this.
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Post by bistoboy on May 28th 2011, 7:04 pm

i'm afraid i know about as much as every one else here, that is, what has already been said. That the Kilrush factory had a connection with a german factory, sharing a lot of the same mould shapes and form numbers. But the kilrush surface treatment appears to be unique to them and not simply imported goods from Germany with a Kilrush stamp put on the base.
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Post by pie eater on June 8th 2011, 11:19 pm

As a WGP collector I recently put a Kilrush piece down because although the base mould marks were pure WGP it had "Made in Republic of Ireland" Wish I'd picked it up now because it was really nice (perhaps tells us something of the snobbery of the WGP collector!) I think this blue vase is stunning and will never put Kilrush down again!
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Post by Adam20 on June 20th 2011, 2:07 pm

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Nice vase wonder if its west german - any one know a maker or age range

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Post by Adam20 on June 22nd 2011, 6:35 pm

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You would swear blind this was a smaler version of above vase but label tells a different story 'Kilrush made in Ireland'

Any Ideas

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Post by vhb64 on June 22nd 2011, 7:02 pm

1st vase, what does the form number read ?

2nd vase shape and glaze possibly Uebelacker / West Germany , relabeled or produced by Kilrush.
Would you please post a base shot.

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PS I can´t see very much on your pics. Maybe my age. Do you mind taking pictures with daylight and not against ? Please.






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Post by big ed on June 22nd 2011, 7:07 pm

http://fatlava.forummotion.com/t5845-kilrush-ceramics?highlight=kilrush

this is our link with the kilrush ? ubelacker connection , best if you only post one vase at at time , it's all getting a bit muddled up here ., also if you use search it might help to give some info as well .
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Post by Adam20 on June 22nd 2011, 7:19 pm

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Kilrush base - sorry its not too clear says 123 15

Sorry for unclear picture of first vase can't retake as its at another location but the base seems to say 123/20

Hope this helps and sorry for posting two different vases same thread thought it might help to compare - sorry
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Post by daveh55 on May 31st 2012, 11:44 am

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Post by daveh55 on May 31st 2012, 11:58 am

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Post by bistoboy on January 4th 2014, 7:14 pm

hi all, had this email from someone called Otto connected to the Kilrush / Ubelacker factories:

"The endeavours of the County Clare to find investors in Western Germany for their country started in the late 50th. Here the whole story began. At this time I was already working for the „Keramikfabrik Uebelacker at Ransbach-Baumbach/Westerwald“. I became a general salesmanager and was it till 1989.

In 1960 about 100 young Irishmen came to Ransbach-B. and were trained in our factory as preparation for their later job in Kilrush. The Kilrush Ceramics was founded by the 3 Uebelacker Brothers, Mr. Kuechenmeister (businessman from Hanover, living in Eire), Mr. O’Solivan solicitor from Ennis, Mr. O’Driscall (former fighter for freedom in Eire) and some smaller shareholders from this area (including the County Clare??). The plant got the very best technical equipment in machinery constructed in Marktredwitz (Industrial center in Bavaria for Ceramic-machinery) and the moulds for the casting were all manufactured in Ransbach and then transported by boat from Koblenz to Kilrush harbour together with this machinery and other equipments. 2 of our best designers and our technical director spent then several months in Kilrush to give them support at the beginning with their knowledge and experiences.

What had the „Keramikfabrik Uebelacker“ (250 employees at that time) induced to settle down with a 2nd pottery factory in Eire?
o Favorable loans of the Irish government for the first 10 years,
o No or very low income tax for the first 5 years,
o Financial support for the mentioned 100 trainees,
o The possibility to export to UK and the Common Wealth at favorouble import duties and taxes.

But with all this the company failed after hardly 2 years, it was sold to „Thomas Porcelain Factory from Bavaria“ and also with the support of their mother-company „Rosenthal Porcelain Fatories“ they failed, too.

In 1999 I made a round-trip through Eire with my wife and we visited of course also Kilrush. That was my first trip to Kilrush and it was an emotional experience indeed.

Hope this will be interesting for some people"

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Post by Davee on January 4th 2014, 9:44 pm

Nice to have the real story at last. Bit worried about Mr O'Driscall's former occupation though!  Big Shock 

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Post by NaomiM on June 22nd 2015, 12:04 am

Another numbered 111/25


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Post by RVsaid on July 24th 2015, 5:19 pm

Hi

I've had this style in small sphere and large vase but have forgotten who it was by. Serial number is high might read 1027 and approx 20 cm high hence /20. Speckled green stripes over white and gloss glazed.

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Post by vhb64 on July 28th 2015, 2:33 pm

Kilrush Ceramic, typical decor,  cf.  Übelacker 1505/20 about 1960, it´s not the first shape known by Übelacker Germany and Kilrush Ceramic Ireland.

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Post by Howard Lincoln on October 2nd 2015, 6:46 pm

My little bit of Kilrush, purchased in a charity shop a week or so ago. Same shape as one posted by Adam on page one of this thread by the look of it. Stands about 12.5cm tall. Saw a second vase yesterday very similar to the one that started this thread.

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Post by NaomiM on March 15th 2016, 10:58 pm

I think this must be Kilrush Ceramics because it's the same glaze as the jug above and the number is coming up for a completely different vase on West German ceramics. But shape looks German


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