Founded in 1938 by Fritz van Daalen based in Schwäbisch Gmünd and later moved to Aalen in the 1950s. From the mid 1950s Fritz van Daalens son produced may of the decors.
Van Daalen always used a dark red clay. Almost all tems were marked with marked with a VD symbol (see photo below). They were also marked with a form number and size. Earlier items had a ssize number (e.g. 1-4) and later items had the size in cm.