Posted 4 years ago
I spotted this bowl in a junk shop and I liked it immediately. Usually I'm not interested in modern pottery, but this one was just too pretty in my eyes to leave it there. It has a D&B mark on the base, so it was easy to identify it. However I can't date the decade when it was made. I found out it was made before 1980 because from this date onwards the full name was used on their marks.
Dumler & Breiden company was founded in 1883. They were one of the leading pottery companies in Western Germany during the 1950s and 60s. D&B produced a wide range of pottery of good quality until 1992, when the factory closed its gates.
Marks are nearly always impressed: the crossed swords with DB, form and size number and the word Germany.