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Dümler & Breiden
Rathausstraße 56/57, Bahnhofstraße 39/41, then Schulstraße 8/10, Höhr, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. (now Höhr-Grenzhausen, Rhineland-Palatinate).
Kunststeinzeugfabrik und Zinngiesserei / Art stoneware manufacturer & pewterer

Peter Dümler (b. 7/11/1860 - d. 19/04/1907) and his brother in law Albert Breiden (b. 12/06/1860 - d. 27/05/1926) commenced manufacturing around 1883. Peter was the designer, having been trained by both R. Hanke & S.P. Gerz. In turn Albert , trained by his uncle S.P.Gerz, ran the factory. Peter died in 1907 and Albert took over running the business, with the help of Bertha, Peter's widow. Peter's son, Paul stepped into his father's shoe's designing the Terra Sigillata range around this time, but his career was regrettably cut short, as he did not return from the war. In 1918, a cousin, Ernst Dümler joined to take his place. Meanwhile Albert had already sold his share of the business in 1913. After the war, Albert managed the business of S.P. Gerz I. with the help of his sons, Adolf & Hermann. Albert died in May, 1926 at the age of 65 and Hermann continued the management of S.P.Gerz.
Production finally ceased in 1995. Whilst most steins were manufactured between 1890 and the 1930's, stein production stopped totally in 1957.

The following designers either designed the pottery for Dümler & Breiden, or put their decoration on standard pieces:
 
Peter Dümler 
Albin Camillo Müller  #853, #854, #1181,
Vendors for Dümler & Breiden:
Joh. Korzilius
References:  
Character Steins   Stein Collectors  John McGregor  Westerwald Adressbuch  Character Steins Catalogue 
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Dümler & Breiden 0065
Dümler & Breiden #1032, dated 1914 - 1918.

Dümler & Breiden 15
Impressed Terra Sigillata mark on featured stein,
#1032, considered date range 1907 - 1920.

Dümler & Breiden 3
Impressed Terra Sigillata mark on serving jug.
dated, from around 1907 to the early 1920's.
D&B Höhr mark, considered to be 1907 - circa 1915. 

Dümler & Breiden 13
Impressed Terra Sigillata mark, 
dated from around 1909 to c.1930.


Dümler & Breiden 2
 Impressed Terra Sigillata mark, 
dated from around 1909 to c.1930.

Dümler & Breiden 00014
Mark taken from a moulded girl's face, paper weight, in Terra Sigillata, by Peter Dümler, piece dated 1909.

Dümler & Breiden 17-3-16-1
Basemark on a military stein, showing U.S. occupational troops in relief, circa 1918 - 1919.


Dümler & Breiden 16-4-7-1
Very early Dümler & Breiden 1/2 litre stein.
Peter Daimler's PD signature is adjacent
to the lower handle attachment.

Dümler & Breiden 12-4-24-1
An advertisement from Führer durch Höhr, dated 1907

Dümler & Breiden 14
D&B crossed swords ink stamp,
dated from around 1930 to around 1936.

Dümler & Breiden 12
D&B crossed swords ink stamp & impressed mark,
dated from around 1930 to around 1936.

Dümler & Breiden 4
Impressed D&B crossed swords,
dated from around 1930 to around 1936.

Dümler & Breiden 0017
Impressed mark on  a small plate showing the mark of the French Zone (The Ruhr & Saarland) of post-war Germany, dated 1945 - 1949.

Dümler & Breiden 000004
Crossed swords ink stamp
with unique "Germany" impressed mark


Dümler & Breiden 12-8-13-1
Identifier & copywrite mark on base of handle of 
un-numbered stein depicting
 Charlemagne on front, 
with Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar 
on opposing sides
.



Dümler & Breiden 15-9-2-3
This stein # 1181 is usually made from Terra Sigillata, however this rare example has a Kölnisch Braun glaze, except on the base.

Dümler & Breiden 15-9-2-1
Rare Kölnisch Braun glaze impressed mark
on above stein.

Dümler & Breiden 015
The mysterious "KB" mark has finally been identified and stands for the  Kölnisch Braun glaze used on Dümler & Breiden pieces between the early 1920's and the mid 1930's.

Dumler & Breiden 10
Impressed D&B crossed swords, with Kölnisch Braun glaze, dated from around 1930 to around 1936.

Dümler & Breiden 6
Later impressed mark, D&B "short" crossed swords.
Dümler & Breiden 11-4-3-1
Early mark #8

Dümler & Breiden 00015
Hand painted mark, dated 1925

Dümler & Breiden 11-6-16-1
Impressed mark, thought to be post WW2.



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