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  • Place of origin:

    Dornburg (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1923 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lindig, Otto, born 1895 - died 1966 (designer)
    Dornburg pottery workshop (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red stoneware with a tin glaze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 17, shelf 3

Physical description

Vase of dark red stoneware or high-fired earthenware, with ovoid body, flared rim and small foot ring.

Place of Origin

Dornburg (made)


ca. 1923 (made)


Lindig, Otto, born 1895 - died 1966 (designer)
Dornburg pottery workshop (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Red stoneware with a tin glaze

Marks and inscriptions

'OL' in monogram underlined and two dots, incised.


Height: 6.2 cm, Diameter: 9.2 cm

Object history note

The Bauhaus at Weimar had no pottery-making facilities on-site, and all ceramics were made at nearby Dornburg. Otto Lindig became the technical director there, and continued to run the Dornburg workshop after the Bauhaus had moved to Dessau.

An identical item is illustrated in the 1931 catalogue issued by Lindig's workshop, where it is described as a vase.

This example was said to have formerly been in the possession of painter and former Bauhaus student Johannes Driesch (1901-1930), and then his daughter. It was acquired by the museum form Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Cologne.

Descriptive line

Vase, tin-glazed stoneware or earthenware, Otto Lindig, Dornburg, about 1923

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jutta Römer, Daniela Sannwald and Klaus Weber (eds.). Keramik und Bauhaus. Berlin: Bauhaus-Archiv, 1989.
Jakobson, Hans-Peter. Otto Lindig: der Töpfer, 1895-1966. Exhibition catalogue. Gera: Museen der Stadt Gera, Museum für Kunsthandwerk / Karlsruhe : Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, 1990.


Stoneware; Tin glaze






Ceramics Collection

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