Jasba Keramikfabriken (Ransbach-Baumbach, since 1926)

Jasba produced wonderful shapes, structures and colours. Iconic, for instance, is the Cortina series, launched in 1956 and produced throughout the sixties. Next to such modern shapes and glazes, the old style of the interbellum remained popular, as can be seen in the broad distribution of items in the radically un-modern 'Dekor Essen', which was launched in the early '50s.

See also Mark Hill, Fat lava. West German Ceramics of the 1960s & 70s, p.77-82.  

Also M.P. Thomas, Deutsche Keramik und Porzellane der 60er und 70er Jahre, p.107-109, and Der "Fat Lava Stil" Deutsche Zierkeramik der Nachkriegsjahre, p.236-241; H. Makus, 50er Jahre Keramik, p.143-144, and Keramik der 50er Jahre. Ein Handbuch, p.174-175 and p.416-418.

Some links: W-G keramiek blogspot; Keramiksammlung Jasba; Fatlava-Schiedam Jasba