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1). Lorenz Hutschenreuther (Selb, Germany). This company was taken over by Rosenthal in August, 2000 (and the major shareholder in Rosenthal is Waterford Wedgwood). For more information, and a page of backstamps, see the Hutschenreuther collector's website.

 

Heinrich Fuchs Serie Archais (c. 1968-70)

These wonderful vases for Lorenz Hutschenreuther are of high-quality manufacture, and have all-white glaze (matt exteriors, gloss interiors and undersides). According to the Rosenthal website, (Hutschenreuther is now a member of the Rosenthal group), the backstamp on all the Fuchs pieces below was used from 1968-70. Many shapes are seen; the geometric ones show similarities to the extraordinary ceramics of Jan van der Vaart (see books), and the white vases of Scherzer (not shown). These pieces were NOT designed by Prof. Ernst Fuchs, artist and exponent of 'Fantastic Realism' (although he did design some pieces for Rosenthal). Unfortunately, many websites and eBay listings falsely attach the Ernst Fuchs name to the Hutschenreuther pieces shown below. Prices are currently quite volatile for these pieces.

 

Vase No. 5093/25
White, matt bisque exterior, glazed interior and base. Pristine condition. Value: £50-80.

Vase No. 5092/27
White, matt bisque exterior, glazed interior and base. Pristine condition. Value: £40-70 Schwarzenhammer, Bavaria, made a similar vase (1505/17).

 

 

Vase No. 5095/20
Two different angles are shown. In pristine condition. Value: £15-50
Vase No. 5091/28
In pristine condition. Value: £15-50. Note: July 2006: one sold on eBay for £147.

Vase No. 5089/34?
Two different angles are shown. In pristine condition. The number stamp is weakly impressed, so I may have misread the number. Value: £15-50. Note: July 2006: one sold on eBay for £197.

 

Flower power (1968-70)

 

Tall cylindrical vase No. 138/28
I don't know what the real name for this one is, but it is in mint condition. The backstamp was in use from 1968-70, according to the Rosenthal website. Value: £15-30

 

Novum

 

 

Large set of tableware (1968-70)
All in absolutely pristine, unused condition, except for one milk jug that the dealer broke when packing it for me. Value: £15-50

 

 

2) C. M. Hutschenreuther (Hohenberg, Germany), the parent company from which Lorenz Hutschenreuther broke away to form his own company.

 

 

C. M. Hutschenreuther white vases

See similar vases by the German companies Thomas, Heinrich and Waldershof in German Ceramics. KPM also made stone-effect bisque vases.

 

Amethyst-crystal vase 53/17
Interesting matt vase modeled on a block of amethyst crystals. Mint condition. Value: £5-15