Item 103 of 886

Strehla Keramik East-Germany earthenware vase, GDR 1950

SKU: AW-3093-20


Strehla Keramik East-Germany earthenware vase, GDR 1950.

  • Manufacturer: Strehla Ceramics
  • Manufacturing date: 1950

Unique Strehla East Germany, 1950 "GDR" ceramic vase, German Democratic Republic (GDR).

Ceramic vase in excellent condition manufactured by Strehla (GDR former East Germany) Identification. Dark brown edges and inside the center of the vase is beige with a beautiful red floral image.

The vast majority of Strehla products are marked with the logo consisting of the text "Strehla Keramik" in a triangular shape. This can be stamped with ink (in white or black) or poured onto the base. Under this symbol the text: "Made in GDR".

This Strehla vase is not a West-Germany vase, but a vase from the East of Germany (then GDR), an East-Germany vase!

This vase from the former GDR is in a neat vintage condition with no significant traces of use and age-related traces of wear. No chips, no breaks. Pictures are part of the description.


  • Height: 27 cm.
  • Diameter: 17 cm.

Strehla was established in Dresden in 1828. Some sources state that the company takes its name from the town of Strehla in Saxen and that it was originally located there. In 1930 the company was taken over by Steingutfabrik Colditz AG. After the Second World War, the situation changed. The area became East Germany and the company was renamed VEB Steingutfabrik Strehla. VEB stands for 'Volkseigener Betrieb'. This is a company that was publicly owned in the German Democratic Republic (1949-1990).

In the 1960s and 1970s, the East German firm mainly produced vases and flower pots, which were exported in large quantities to countries including the Netherlands. Therefore, vases from Strehla are more difficult to find in Germany than vases from West German firms. The work of the East German manufacturer Strehla has a modest color, especially if you compare it with the products from West Germany. Often there is a metal glaze over the base glaze layer.

Strehla mostly used brown clay. On the bottom is a kind of hexagon with the brand name Strehla d.m.v. an ink stamp or imprinted, which is sometimes illegible. Often the designation "GDR" is mentioned. The vase number usually consists of four digits and is imprinted in the bottom. Strehla rarely stickered his products. The company closed its doors in 1989.

East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR, is a former country that existed from 1949 to 1990, the period when the eastern portion of Germany was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. Commonly described as a communist state in English usage, it described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state". It consisted of territory that was administered and occupied by Soviet forces following the end of World War II—the Soviet occupation zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin but did not include it and West Berlin remained outside the jurisdiction of the GDR.

The GDR was established in the Soviet zone while the Federal Republic of Germany, commonly referred to as West Germany, was established in the three western zones. A satellite state of the Soviet Union, Soviet occupation authorities began transferring administrative responsibility to German communist leaders in 1948 and the GDR began to function as a state on 7 October 1949. However, Soviet forces remained in the country throughout the Cold War. Until 1989, the GDR was governed by the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED), although other parties nominally participated in its alliance organization, the National Front of the German Democratic Republic. The SED made the teaching of Marxism–Leninism and the Russian language compulsory in schools.

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Country of origin
GDR - East Germany

Kind of object
Earthenware vase - Pottery vase (East-Germany)

Vase - earthenware - Strehla Ceramics - East Germany

Floral pattern

Earthenware - pottery - ceramics

Brown - black - red

Strehla Keramik

Pottery - ceramics - glaze

Produced in the former GDR


Good vintage condition

27,00 cm

17,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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