West German Carstens Ceramic Vase 698/23

    Carstens 1945-1987 Founded by brothers Christian and Ernst Carstens after they lost most of their factories to the DDR. The Carstens Uffrecht factory in East Germany became the manufacturer VEB Haldensleben. The Carstens Tonnieshof factory was located in Freden an der Leine (West Germany). During the 1960s Carstens expanded and products were produced in Austria, Chile, Argentina and Australia when production may have been as high as 10,000 items per day. Designers included Trude Carstens (wife of Ernst Carstens), Heinz Siery, Gerda Heuckeroth and Dieter Peter.