Gebrüder Horn / Steingutfabrik Hornberg, A.G, vormals Gebrüder Horn / Schwarzwälder Steingutfabrik, A.G / Steingutfabrik Schwarzwald, G.m.b.H.
Werderstraße 36 Hornberg (Schwarzwaldbahn), Baden. (now Baden Württemberg)
Hersteller / Manufacturer.
Founded in 1817 by Georg Friedrich Horn as an earthenware factory, although he advertised it as a "Porcelain Factory" and subsequently a "Stone Porcelain Factory". Georg Friedrich Horn was a tax collector and as such was not allowed to run any company, therefore ownership of the factory was transferred to his two sons around 1822 and became Gebrüder Horn. In 1906 the name changed to Steingutfabrik Hornberg, Aktiengesellschaft, vormals Gebrüder Horn. In 1907 the name became Schwarzwälder Steingutfabrik, Aktiengesellschaft and run by a Dr. Ehrlich. Again in 1911 the name changed to Steingutfabrik Schwarzwald, G.m.b.H. until at least 1941. In 1912 production of earthenware crockery ceased and in 1956, production moved over entirely to porcelain. 1960 saw the change to a limited company, named Duravit G.m.b.H. Finally in 1988, the company became Duravit AG. Its current production is mainly porcelain bathroom products. Rudolf Ditmar and K. u. K. priviligierte Wilhelmsburger Steingut- und Porzellanfabrik have ended up via the same Keramik Holding Laufen, in the R.O.C.A. group.
Reference: Duravit Wiki-Duravit Sygnatury24
"Black Man" #ECS188 uses mould #138.
"Monk" #ECS225L (R.H. Column)
also uses mould #138.
"Der Deutsche Michel", mould #1045. Dated circa 1887
This stein has also been assigned the ECS225 number, which is shared with the "Monk" stein which uses Mould #138. To differentiate, "Der Deutsche Michel" is ECS225R.
"Der Deutsche Michel", impressed basemark #1045.
Steingutfabrik Hornberg, A.G, vormals Gebrüder Horn, basemark on what looks like a porcelain pouring jug with matching lid, dated to 1906.
Der Kamerun-Student or "The Cameroons Student"
stein, mould 1005, ECS187. Dated circa 1887.
"Loafer, depicted by the cane in the right hand, wearing a Cerevise. a student cap with no peak. The cerevise and the cuff links showing an "SC" in a circle. Dated 1887.
Impressed mark on featured stein above,
mould 1005, ECS187.
A later impressed mark on another
"The Cameroons Student" stein, mould 1005, ECS187. Circa 1887 - 1906.
Basemark on a ceramic vase.
"Monk" #ECS225L uses mould #138.
"Black Man" #ECS188 (L.H. Column)
also uses mould #138.
This stein has also been assigned the ECS225 number, which is shared with the "Der Deutsche Michel" stein which uses Mould #1045. To differentiate, the "Monk" is ECS225L.
Impressed basemarks of (top)"Black Man" #ECS188
(L.H. column) and (bottom) "Monk" #ECS225L
(R.H. column) which both use mould #138.
1/2 litre Barrel stein #1025
Base mark of barrel stein, above.