West German

Kienzle Automatic ceramic wall clock, Bauhaus Modernist style, West Germany circa 1950’s

This is a Beautiful Kienzle ceramic wall clock, Germany circa 1950’s / early 1960’s.

A Stunning design with the porcelain body in glossy white framed with yellow glazed strips on the top and bottom. The Wonderfully proportioned square form with the raised central section and circular face is very Bauhaus / modernist in style, very reminiscent of the German designs of the era.

A Fantastic clock from a renowned high quality maker. The face is covered by a glass dome in a chrome surround, hinged for easy access. The numerals and lettering are very stylish and graphic reflecting the Bauhaus influence.

The clock has been fitted with a modern movement and hands to ensure perfect working, the angular geometric hands complement the graphic form perfectly.

A Striking practical piece that would complement any retro, vintage, 50’s, 60’s, modernist, mid century, minimalist or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition no marks, chips or scratches. The new Quartz movement keeps perfect time, operated by one AA battery.

Measures 21 x 21 x 3.5cm / 8.5 x 8.5 x 1.5in.

kienzle yellow clock

Set of 4 Dumler & Breiden Keramik vases and bowls, West Germany circa 1960’s

IMG_9729This is a Great Set of 4 Dumler & Breiden Keramik pieces, West Germany circa 1960’s.

Beautiful Mid Century style design from this renowned West German pottery of high quality wares and ‘Fat Lava’ pieces. The decor is influenced by abstract Cubist patterns and with the terracotta glaze has a natural classic look, coupled with the simple curved forms.

The two small bud vases are elegantly curved, one slender with a flared rim, the other short and bulbous. The two shallow bowls / dishes have gently sloping sides, one has a pointed end, suggesting a handle.

A Stunning little collection, the forms complement each other beautifully and the simple zig zag painted motifs in white, blue and yellow add a nice retro touch.

Would be Great as part of a collection of West German / Fat Lava / European Art Pottery, and would make a fantastic addition to any retro, vintage, 50’s, 60’s, mid century, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches on the pieces.

Marks to the base vary on each piece and are indistinct impressed or hand inscribed, the short vase is most clearly numbered 979, all marks are shown in the base photo.


Slender vase 11 x 4.5 x 4.5 / 4.5 x 1.75 x 1.75in.
Bulbous vase 7 x 9 x 9cm / 2.75 x 3.5 x 3.5in.
Lozenge shaped bowl 3 x 14 x 10cm / 1.25 x 5.5 x 4in.
Handled bowl 3.5 x 13.5 x 12.5cm / 1.5 x 5.5 x 5in.
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Zell Schmider vase no. 3589, form and decor by Anneliese Beckh, West Germany circa 1956

This small but perfectly formed Zell Schmider vase may mark a turning point in my collecting.  With its beautiful abstract Cubist /Picasso / Corbusier inspired decor, very much in the Mid-century Modern style, interlocking circles with blocks of primary colour on a simple elegant form.

It encapsulates and references the modern design ethos of the era all in just 10cm !  Unlike the later larger ‘Fat Lava’ floor vases (of which I have quite a few) this could happily sit on a bookshelf or mantelpiece, a subtle nod to great 1950’s design.  This will inspire me to seek out other similar pieces that display classic style on a miniature scale.

Scheurich Keramik ‘Rumtopf’ Rum pot / preserving jar, West Germany circa 1970’s

‘Capture Summertime in a Rumpot’ with a fabulous bright and very retro 70’s Scheurich Keramik Rumtopf.

A Stunning piece of West German Pottery that would make a practical and welcome addition to any kitchen, as an attractive feature and for enjoying your favourite Rum soaked fruits during the bleak winter months!