Wednesday, February 5, 2014

German Pottery for Thursday Show and Tell

 
It's funny how sometimes you collect an item, and at the time, don't give much thought as to where it originated. This is one such piece. It was bought on a whim because the price was right, and I loved the simple design of the German Folk Art.
 
 
As it turns out, the pottery piece has a lot of history to go with it. It was made in the town of Marburg, Germany by the Schneider's Pottery, a sixth generation potter. The Schneider family has owned the business for over 200 years.
 
 
In this photo, I was hoping to show you how the paint is applied with a raised effect.
 
After some searching, on the Internet, I found Schneider's website, which is in German.
 If you click HERE , you can read about their history and see examples of pottery. With my computer, I simply right click, while my cursor is on the page, and I can translate it into English.
 
So now, after writing this post, I'm wondering how did the pottery plate find it's way to Texas. That story will probably remain a mystery.....
Meggie Mac
 

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece , love the textured effect of the raised paint.

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  2. Your pottery piece is just beautiful and the story so interesting. Your collection is endless and amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Susan.... In doing the research on the piece, I also read about the town of Marburg. It was a town that escaped bombings during World War I and also World War II. It has a beautiful castle and so much history dating back to 1140.

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  3. What a beautiful piece, it is fun to research some of our finds:)

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    1. For me, the research is part of the fun in writing a post....thanks for stopping by to comment.

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  4. That is a beautiful piece of pottery! Thank you for following my blog. It excites me to get a new follower. There are so many great blogs out there...and I am not much of a writer...or traveler! :) I love your blog and have been looking at your older posts. Thanks again!

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    1. I agree with you....there are so many wonderful blogs. I am so pleased we have discovered each others' blog.

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  5. Generally, I can't get terribly excited about pottery (though where I live has a long history of it) but that is an attractive piece. You've left us hanging in the air - we need to know how it came to be in Texas..! Was it a gift, part of a family heirloom, looted or what?

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    1. ooops, Mike...your reply is below. I clicked on the wrong button.

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  6. Your comment has given me a good laugh....When I write a post, I try to leave my readers' with "food for thought". Now, I know for sure, my words are being read. Give me some time, and maybe, I can come up with a good story....although it may be fiction. As best I can remember, I found it at an estate sale. Although, I do like the idea of "looting".
    Now, I have given you something more to think about in my last statement !!

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