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Posted 7 months ago

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This piece is not what I'd call a classic beauty but rather strangely attractive. I have to wonder if the inspiration is a snail given the spiral sides and the color and markings of the mouth, which appears to emerge from the rest of the object.

It is 5" high and circa 1930.

Visit to read about the history of this pottery manufactory.

Mystery Solved


  1. art.pottery, 7 months ago
    I’d guess Belgian and I agree circa 30s or very early 40s. Possibly Thulin.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    or Dutch ..... but I agree with art.pottery definitely from the area. The glaze is called Muvelée. Try this site :
  3. inky inky, 7 months ago
    I love the snail...fabulous piece!..:-)
  4. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 7 months ago
    Art.pottery and vetraio, thank you much for your takes on this. And excellent website reference, vetraio. Glad you like the snail, inky. Pure speculation on my part.
  5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 7 months ago
    Nice little pitcher AmphoraPottery, and I think the link that Kevin gave you is about as close to it as you can get! :^D Nice find! :^)
  6. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 6 months ago
    Thanks for your thoughts, billretirecoll.
  7. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 6 months ago
    I purchased my first mid-century piece from a ceramics dealer in the Netherlands the other day and shared photos of the vase that we're trying to figure out. Here's what he said: "Difficult to say: 1930 is the period I think. If I had to gamble (based on the color) it could be French or Belgian. Not Dutch. It is a pity that the bottom does not give more information. Most of the time German and Dutch pieces have marks (names, numbers). French and Belgian ceramic pieces do not always have this."
  8. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 6 months ago
    I decided to explore mid-century pottery of Eastern Europe and found it. It was made by Ditmar Urbach of Czechoslovakia, seemingly in the 30s like all of you said. Go to and scroll a little more than halfway down. You will see the same form with a different glaze. Look at to see a variety of Ditmar pieces and it will leave no doubt, I believe. Lastly, the mark for numerous Art Deco Ditmar pieces is comprised of linear black lettering. You can see some remnants of that on my piece.
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
    wow!!! Amphora this is just fabulous!!! :)
  10. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 6 months ago
    Thank you, Sean.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Ditmar Urbach after all ???? Nice !!!
  12. Coopergirl Coopergirl, 6 months ago
  13. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 6 months ago
    Thank you, Coopergirl.

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