Pots And Pots

West German Pottery, Ceramics and Fat Lava

Gräflich Ortenburg

Gräflich Ortenburg were founded in 1946 and based in Tambach, Germany. They are known for the quality of their fat lava glazes and also square/rectangular forms that are glazed in a single colour gloss glaze.


Gräflich Ortenburg used a dark brown/red clay. Items are usually marked with a form number, occasionally there is an indication of size (usually by number (1, 2, 3) and occasionally in cm height). Some include a shield type mark (see photos below).