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Adolf Diesinger Majolikafabrik & Karl Diesinger 
Rheinstraße, Schützenstraße 13, Höhr, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. (now Höhr-Grenzhausen, Rhineland-Palatinate)
Majolikafabrik sowie Elfenbeinware, Unterglasurmalerei und Zinngiesserei. 
Majolica or cream stoneware manufacturer, together with print / painting under glaze & an in-house pewter facility.
Both Adolf (b.1848-d.1906) and Karl (b.1853-d.1928) Diesinger, who were distant cousins, each lived in neighbouring small towns, south of Saarbrucken (close to Saareguemines). Current records state that Adolf Diesinger founded the original company in 1860. However considering his age in 1860, it is more likely that the founding date was nearer 1880. He located himself in Rheinstraße, adjacent to where Marzi & Remy had opened. From known contemporaneous documents it is probable that Karl joined with Adolf in running the company from its inception. They employed eighteen people, including eight potters (turners) and four painters, as well as four pewterers. The company closed in 1906 upon Adolf's death.
Karl Diesinger then founded his own company in Schützenstraße 13, in 1906/7. By 1910 this address was occupied by a cabinet maker. It is unknown as to whether Karl introduced a newly designed range, or continued to use Adolf's moulds.

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Adolf Diesinger Majolikafabrik & Karl Diesinger 17-8-15-2
Letter written to a customer on the
27th May 1902 and signed by Adolf Diesinger.
Click to enlarge.

Karl & Adolph Diesinger4
Diesinger #802. DRGM "Deutsches Reich Gebrauchmuster" 154927 patent mark was issued on the 9th April 1901, to Adolf Diesinger, protecting the manner in which he decorated his pottery pieces, i.e. "machining to the exact and sharp demarkation of colours on porcelain, ceramic and majolica, etc; consisting of a hand-worked relief of all figures and decorative representation". This patent expired after three years and was not renewed, therefore dating all examples between 1901 and 1904.

Karl Diesinger & Adolph Diesinger Majolika-Fabrik 007
Diesinger #661. DRGM "Deutsches Reich Gebrauchmuster" 154927 patent mark.

Karl & Adolph Diesinger 5
Punched mark on pewter lid.


Adolf Diesinger Majolikafabrik & Karl Diesinger 009
Adolph Diesinger Majolika-Fabrik #1284, 3Ltr.




Adolf Diesinger Majolikafabrik 17-7-26-1



Karl Diesinger & Adolph Diesinger Majolika-Fabrik 09

Diesinger #803. DRGM "Deutsches Reich Gebrauchmuster" 250635 patent mark was issued in 1905, to protect the manner in which the lid was attached to the body, as sample below.

Karl Diesinger & Adolph Diesinger Majolika-Fabrik 007
DRGM "Deutsches Reich Gebrauchmuster" 250635 patent mark was issued in 1905, to protect the manner in which the lid was attached to the body. Two lugs on the stoneware handle, act as hinge rings, shown here with the lid open, whilst a single ring remains on the metal lid shank. Finally a pin through all three rings retains the pressed steel lid and allows it to hinge. This means there is no necessity for a pewter strap around the handle with this design, which apart from being a cost saving measure, was a method of producing a hinge lid when pewter was either unavailable or expensive.

Karl Diesinger & Adolph Diesinger 2
A relatively rare mark that appears on the featured urn, left.


Adolf Diesinger Majolikafabrik & Karl Diesinger 12-4-24-1
An advertisement from Führer durch Höhr, dated 1907

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