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The Allach porcelain plant was first established by Himmler in 1935. The factory was situated in the small town of Allach, not too far from Munich. In 1936, the factory was headed by SS Obersturmbannführer Professor Diebitsch. It was Diebitsch’s job to deal with all artistic and architectural questions that interested the Reischführer. Some of the most famous potters from German porcelain galleries were hired to work at Allach. They included Professor D. S. Fichter, Professor T. H. Karner and also Ottmar Obermeier.

Many of the pieces produced at Allach were not for sale and were delivered to the personal staff of Himmler who had them commissioned for presentation use. Many of the products were for sale to the general public, which included the bust of Hitler, the Fencer, various animals and also the mounted figures. There were also special porcelain pieces commissioned for the German police and the factory also made the Julleuchter. These Julleuchter were given out each year to SS enlisted man at the Winter Solstice. Most Allach porcelain creations will have the SS Kulturzeichen consisting of a set of SS Runes within an eight-sided figure positioned on the bottom of the piece. Usually this mark will be in green or black, but sometimes it is seen in white. Because of the small quantities of Allach porcelain that were produced, the prices are quite high; but given the quality, are definitely worth the money.

ALLACH #40971C SS Allach Achievement Plaque of Das Schwartz Korps Newspaper

This black-colored plaque was produced by the Allach firm. I don't think the plaque is porcelain, but rather a hard stoneware. These plaques were awarded to SS men who excelled in such things as the sales of subscriptions to the SS newspaper, "Das Schwartz Korps", during the years of 1938 and 1939. This particular plaque is the "1939" version.

The plaque measures 6 1/2 inches and 9 1/2 inches, and is about 1/4 inch thick. The plaque depicts a raised-out Political-style half-open winged eagle which clutches a wreath with swastika, Below the wreath is the date, "1939' and below the date is a set of raised SS runes. Superimposed over the runes is the news paper name, "Das Schwartz Korps" and below this, are the words "Für erfolgreiche Mitarbeit", which translates to "For successful cooperation" in English. At the two top corners of the plaque are a set of initials - "CD" at the left and "TK" at the right. I don't know the identity of the "CD" initials, but "TK" would definitely be the monogram of Theodore Kärner, the top artist working for Allach and formerly of Nyphenberg porcelain before Himmler hijacked him.

The reverse of the plaque has an inset with eight sides which enclose the famous Allach SS marking. The original paper that accompanied the award is fastened to the reverse. It has the name and SS unit of the original recipient done in pen and ink, "Au Den/ SS-Haüptscharführer/ Jos. Wirtgen/ zu SS Sturm 4/5". The address paper also includes an attached printed picture of an SS Officer with M-35 helmet, armband, cuff title, SA Sports Badge and wearing an SS dagger. Beneath the photo is the name of the SS paper, "Das Schwartz Korps" and their contact information.

A rarely seen original plaque that would work in nicely with any SS collection.

Excellent Plus. $3,795.00

ALLACH #40000C White Porcelain Vase

This Allach Vase is quite beautifully shaped, with the graceful neck running down into a bulbous bottom. The upper area is nicely flared. This piece measures a respectable 8 inches tall.

The bottom of the vase is hallmarked with green Allach SS runes.

A beautiful piece vase here; just add some flowers and you'll instantly dress up your collecting room. Everyone needs a piece of Allach and is example is reasonably priced.

Mint. $595.00

ALLACH #32131 SS Allach Small Colored Vase

This small vase measures about 4 ½ inches high, with a top lip of about 1 ¾ inches. It decorated with a pattern of colored horizontal lines which run around the large part of the outside. The lines are in shades of yellow, red and purple.

The bottom of the vase is marked with a green set of crisp SS Allach runes, as well as “Allach”.

This is a very attractive vase; it is listed as item #502 in the Allach porcelain catalog. It is also pictured in Volume 1 of the Porrell Allach book on page 452.

Mint. $795.00

ALLACH #28480C SS Allach 4 Branch Table Candelabra

This four-branch candleholder is fairly large, measuring approximately 13 ½ inches across. It has a round center area to which the four "branches" are attached. At the center there is a candleholder for a larger candle and each of the branches is fitted with a holder at the end for a smaller candle.

The branches are swirled where they attach to the center and there is line detail that decorates each outward stretching branch. This four-branch candleholder is a much more plain example, though, than the Rococo piece also offered by Allach. This piece is in perfect condition throughout. Very lightly on the base, the SS Allach runes can be seen and there is also perhaps a number or maybe the name of the original designer, but it cannot be made out.

A beautiful Allach porcelain item.

Excellent. $1,195.00