GS 223120 Germany Orange vase
The mark on the bottom
The vase on its side
Good evening or night to all the persons who are reading , or will read, this contribution. We are a couple living in the Netherlands and we have a great interest in European pottery or porcelain items, glass art items and things in general we think that are special, to ourselves or to others.
In order to keep our hobby affordable and our house liveable we also sell some of the items that we have in a webshop. Most of the time we solve problems with unknown marks by ourselves. Sometimes this is quite easy and sometimes it takes a huge lot of searches. This is not a bad thing, since searching can be very educative and whilst searching one comes across all kinds of pages that have got something to do with the subject one's interested in, making searching a welcome part of the hobby as well.
We love to visit flea markets, but occasionally we bid on auctions as well. One time on a market, we came across this orange urn shaped pottery vase with 2 green/blue stripes. Because orange is the colour of the Dutch (it even used to be the fourth colour of our national flag)and because is was a kind of strange colour for a vase, combined with the fact of the distinctive shape of the vase, we just decided to buy it. Since the vase was made in Germany and numbered, we figured that it would not be difficult to find more information about it.
We proved to be wrong, so wrong! We have been searching a lot on this vase, that is made by "GS in Germany". GS in a triangle.
GS Keramik maybe? Not found. The nearest option we have found so far is Georg Schmider, GS Zell. But the marks we encountered of that company are different, although the font looks the same as the one in "our mark" in some cases. The number on the vase is neither getting us anywhere.
We already tried to sell the vase, also curious to who would respond to the mark, but nothing happened. The curiosity remains however. Was GS located in (pre or after) West or East Germany? Was it a small company, did they make a lot of items? What kind of other items did they make, etc etc. We do not think the vase is of great value, it is merely out of curiosity and interest we have in the background of the company that made this not everyday vase.
Does anyone know more about the mysterious GS? Your help would be much appreciated by us.
Thank you very much in advance.