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 #44649C Painted Porcelain Seated Version Dachshund Puppy
Yes, collectors, this is an Allach dachshund puppy and just could not be cuter. The famed animal artist, Professor Theordor Kärner, has absolutely captured the sweetness of this baby dog. His face will melt you, with his long ears hanging down, and with his gentle eyes looking off to a distance on the floor. His paws, like we often see on puppies, look too big for his body, but we all know, dogs grow into them. His black eyes and matching nose contrast with the appealing brown color of his body, with white trim on his inner legs, chest and sides of his jaws.
It just does not get any better. Every time I show this puppy to women, the room is filled with "oohs and ahhs" with his innate appeal. The detail to the nails on his paws is terrific. One back foot is tucked under him, with the bottom paw showing, and being done in black color. What realism!
The puppy is Model #2, and according to factory records, there were 233 total examples made. The puppy can be seen in a color print in the great Dennis Porrel Allach book on Page 404. On the bottom of the figure, the puppy is marked, "SS Allach" within an octagon and "T. Kärner". But, as nice as Porrel's book picture is, the animal itself is better. So, if you want something that is guaranteed to please your wife and at the same time provide an excellent Allach investment, this dachshund puppy is a "gotta have".
ALLACH #44346C Cased Allach Award Plaque
The 10 by 7 inch case is of red leatherette, with no fraying on the corners and remaining in new-like condition. It has a double bush button release and a padded white interior lid while the lower portion is lined in red velvet.
The plaque itself measure 8 by 5 ½ inches. It features a beautifully designed and highly detailed Political eagle that looks to the viewer's left. It is dated "1937". This plaque was awarded to "Das Schwarze Korps" (the official newspaper of the SS) for "successful cooperation", although I don't imagine you'd ever have gotten anything other than "successful cooperation" from the SS propaganda rag.
At the top left and right corners of the plaque respectively are the initials "CD" and "TK". These are the initials of the designers, Carl Diebitsch and Theo Karner.
The reverse of the plaque has a cut-out allowing it to be hung on a wall. Deeply stamped into the surface is an Allach octagon and maker marking.
This plaque is in amazing condition and is extremely good looking.
Near Mint., $3,895.00
ALLACH #43763C SS Allach Three Candle Table Candelabrum, Model #22
The candelabrum has a pair of arms with slots to accept candles, with graceful curls incorporated into the design. A third candle may be inserted into a tulip shaped receptacle that forms the center of the piece.
This bottom surface of the central column of this example is marked with the SS Allach marking, although in this case it is a bit light. The model number, "22", is also present.
A very fine Allach Candelabrum here, that remains in very choice condition. With the addition of a few nice candle this piece will absolutely dress up your period porcelain collection.
ALLACH #43282C SS Allach Der Fechter ("The Fencer"), Model #83
The figure stands about 11 1/2 inches tall and holds his epee almost like a cane, with the point driven into the ground and his weight creating a most exciting curve. The right hand is positioned on the fencer's waist, all making for a very striking pose. The fencer wears dueling breeches and flat soled fencing shoes. He is bare chested and his handsome face is rather boyish, topped with tousled hair.
The figure stands on a base about an inch thick. The fencer was designed by artist Otto Obermaier. It is identical to the piece shown in the Dennis Porrel Book on Page 307. According to Porell, he knows of only two examples of this type Fencer that exist.
Under the glaze on the the bottom is a raised octagon enclosing the Allach SS mark. As you may know the infamous Reinhard Heydrich was an avid swordsman and this piece was a favorite of his to give as a gift to his friends and colleagues. There is a famous oil painting by Joseph Vietze showing Heydrich seated next to a table with the Allach fencer displayed on the table top. The Fencer was also one of Himmler's prized gifts to worthy SS-Gruppenführer and the other denizens of his inner circle.
An exceptional piece of Allach here, and sure to be the highlight of an SS or porcelain collection.
ALLACH #43285C SS Allach Painted Sitting Bear, Model #32
The sitting bear was first produced in 1936 and production numbers indicate that only 91 were made, being sold in 1938 and 1939. The paint colors are very effective varying from a pleasing lighter brown for most of the animal's body, to dark brown used to highlight the bear's ears, feet and snout.
The bear is portrayed while seated, licking a lower paw while retaining his lower leg with an upper paw. The figure is 5.6 inches high. It is marked at the bottom within the glaze, "Prof. W. Zügel", "32", and "Allach" along with the runes symbol.
This piece is identical to the example shown in the Dennis Porrel Book on Page 363.
A splendid Allach animal figure here.
ALLACH #43284C SS Allach Painted Candle Holder, Model #89
This piece of Allach is quite rare, being Model #89 in the catalog. It was designed by Karl Diebitsche, the boss at the Allach factory and the mastermind behind the design of the SS Degen and Chained SS Dagger.
The candleholder measures just under 5 inches tall, and is similar to the example pictured in the book Allach Porcelain 1936 - 1945" by Dennis Porrell on page 211. It has a silvered edge around the upper rim and the edges of the scrolled feet. Further down there are three raised lines which are done in a silvery color.
There is an edge above the legs done in black with alternating raised stars and roundels.
Apparently there were only 22 painted versions of this model made in 1938 and 1939, so this is an extremely rare piece. These were most likely made as special awards or gifts for important SS types.
ALLACH #43296C SS Allach 1939 Party Day Vase
Around the rim of the vase are the raised words, "Biwak-Abend der SS-Reichspartietag Nüremberg 1939". This translates to "Bivouac Evening of the SS, Reichs Party Day Nuremberg 1939".
On the bottom of the vase is the an raised octagon enclosing a set of green SS runes and "Allach".
These vases were intended to be given to special SS members who attended the Nuremberg rally. With the outbreak of the war, however, the rally was cancelled and none of them were distributed. This makes them extremely rare and historically significant. The production numbers indicate that 1,857 were made, but the amount given out was far, far, less.
This vase is shown in the book Allach Porcelain 1936 - 1945" by Dennis Porrell on page 103.
ALLACH #42243C SS Allach Vase, Model #504
The piece is eight inches tall, with a flared top and a bulbous body. The flared edge is yellow. Thin yellow, pink, and purple lines run throughout the center of the vase down to the bottom.
The overall look of this piece is very striking, yet tasteful. The bottom of the vase is marked with a green SS Allach marking.
A very nice Allach Vase, perhaps to display on your desk with the addition of a nice flower or two. There is no better way to show off the softer side of your collecting addiction!