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 #35752C SS Allach White Glazed Kratervase
The vase is six inches high with a 5 ¼ inch flared rim at the top. It is constructed from white porcelain and is decorated with colored lines of yellow, red and purple. These lines start about halfway down the vase and run to the bottom edge. The bottom of the vase is marked with a green set of SS Allach runes.
The vase is quite beautiful and is in totally perfect condition; this is the (rare) sort of piece that would be sure to please your wife!
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.
ALLACH #31592C SS Allach Vase with Gold Rim
This white SS Allach Porcelain Vase has about a 7½ inch diameter at the center. It tapers ball-like to the upper and lower rims. The upper rim flares out and is approximately 2¾ inches in diameter. It has a pair of gold lines which decorate the rim. The inner line is thin and the outer line covers the rim itself. 100% of the gilding is still present.
At the lower area, the porcelain goes to about a 3½ rim and in the center of this is a raised six-sided figure which contains the green SS runes and the factory name “Allach”. Beneath this is the model number of this vase, “503”, which is retained within the porcelain itself. A very fine, choice conditioned vase here.
ALLACH SS Allach Vase
This white SS Allach Porcelain Vase is about 7” in height. It has a bulbous center area which thins as it goes upward and then flares at the rim. The flare dimension is about 3½”. This beautiful vase is in perfect condition throughout.
On the lower portion, it is marked with the green SS runic symbols. I purchased this vase directly from the veteran family that brought it home. A great way to show off the roses that you will undoubtedly buy your wife for her birthday.
ALLACH Small SS Allach Vase
This small SS Allach Vase measures about 4½ inches wide and at its widest point is about 4 inches in diameter. It flares upward to a rimmed top which has a gold ring around it. Some of the gold is starting to wear a little bit but it still rates at about 85%.
The vase gently flows to a thinner round base and underneath it has the eight-sided logo figure with the SS runes in the center and the “Allach” name beneath, both being in green. This is a nice vase to hold a small flower and would look really good positioned next to a Chained SS dagger.
Near Mint. $595.00
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.
ALLACH #37316C Allach SS Julleuchter
I used to have a number of SS Yule Leuchter Candles to offer our collecting community, but this is the first example I have had in a while. This example is a fine piece, being perfect throughout. The candles were made at Allach in Dachau under Himmler's orders and sent to SS-NCO's as Christmas gifts. The design comes from an ancient Swedish pattern that Himmler admired while attending a museum there.
The candles are made of a reddish clay. The candle is about 8 1/2 inches high. The top is rounded and has the round slot in the middle to hold a candle. The upper area is about 2 inches around and formed into four sides which all increase to a width of about 4 inches at the bottom. Each side is decorated with a heart-style rune at the upper portion, and beneath is wagon-like wheel rune at the bottom. The two runes have dot patterns around them and they are pierced to allow light form the candle to funnel outward. There is a further bell-shape dot pattern above the heart-like rune at the top area of each side.
There are four stub-like legs at the bottom, one of which is carved on the lower surface with the SS Kulturzeichen marking on the bottom leg. This example is a beauty, still being pristine throughout and none of the usual hand grease on the surfaces. A very fine original example.
ALLACH #36391C Allach SS Candlestick
This beautiful candlestick is in all white porcelain. It is about 4¾ inches high having four legs which run outward with scrolls on the end being 6 inches wide at the bottom diameter. The candlestick has a flared rim with a barrel shape below having a series of stars which go around the bottom of the barrel shape. The legs are quite beautiful with their tapering. On the bottom is the marking with the eight sided figure having the SS markings within and the porcelain firm name below, “Allach”. Above these markings is the name of the designer, “K. Diebitsch”.
These candlesticks were designed to be presented to SS officers to commemorate the birth of their first child. There were only approximately 250 of these candlesticks produced. Karl Diebitsch was a close friend of Himmler, and was also a leader at the Allach factory. He was an SS artist and in fact designed both the SS officer degen and the 1936 chained SS officer dagger. A very fine item here to display with other SS collectibles.