Scheurich (Kleinheubach, since 1953 [1928])

When I just started collecting German pottery, Scheurich vases seemed to be all over the place at flea markets and garage sales. The more I discovered the multitude of companies and the wealth of shapes and glazes, the more I got bored with Scheurich’s ever recurring 70s shapes and decoration (for instance the later versions of shapes 517 or 407, often in typical brown-red-orange glazes). However, Scheurich’s amazing earlier production won me back – there is nothing quite like a nicely decorated early version of 275. I also adore numbers 278 and the early variants of 248 and 244.

See also Mark Hill, Fat lava. West German Ceramics of the 1960s & 70s, p.119-144. Also M.P. Thomas, Deutsche Keramik und Porzellane der 60er und 70er Jahre, p.88-91, and Der "Fat Lava Stil" Deutsche Zierkeramik der Nachkriegsjahre, p.265-270; H. Makus, 50er Jahre Keramik, p.156, and Keramik der 50er Jahre. Ein Handbuch, p.276-277 and p.482-483 .