In 1882 the Ditmar-Urbach factory was founded by the Urbach brothers and named, Bros Urbach. In 1912 it was then taken over by Imperially and Royally Privileged Wilhemsberg-Earthenware Factory in Wilhelmsberg, Austria, owned by Richard Lichtenstern, who also owned Rudolf Ditmar Heirs factory. At some point, the Urbach and Ditmar factories were combined to create one entity. In 1913 the company was bought by Triptis AG in Triptis. In 1919 Triptis AG was dissolved and the former owner Richard Lichtenstern bought back the company, Lictenstern maintained ownership, but split the factories to create two companies, Ditmar-Urbach AG and Wilhemlmsberger Earthenware Factory Richard Lichtenstein & Co. In 1938 it was confiscated by the Nazis and became Ostmark-Ceramics AG and in 1945 the factory was nationalized,
This unique vase from the Art Deco era. circa 1920-1930, is often referred to as "alienware" because of the often bizarre color combinations, shapes and glazes. The piece has a panel of black embossed rose blossoms on the front with the branches and leaves within the arches handles. The remainder of the vase is decorated with a mottled orange lustre glaze. The piece measures 7 1/4" in height and 7 1/2" across. The base has the embossed pattern number "8137" and is stamped "Czechoslovakia". There are no cracks, chips or repairs.
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