Historical Data about Tile Manufacturers in the Northern Part of East Prussia in the Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century

Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis


  • Dalia Klajumienė




East Prussia, tiles, tile factories, tile workshops, ceramics industry


This paper presents historical data about tile manufacturers in the northern part of East Prussia, collected from address books from the nineteenth- to the mid-twentieth-century from Königsberg, Tilsit, Insterburg, Gumbinnen, and the surrounding areas, mid-twentieth-century ceramics industry directories, and advertisements in German periodicals. The paper gives an account of activity periods of tile factories and workshops, their manufacturing sites, and the names of the owners. The data is expected to facilitate identification of tile products and their back-marking in future research efforts.

Author Biography

Dalia Klajumienė

Art historian, senior research fellow at the Institute of Art Research of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, the head of the Institute since 2019. From 2021, a full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. The fields of her scientific interests are: Lithuanian art from the 16th to the early 20th century; interior décor of secular buildings; registering and protection of cultural herit­ age. She has published three monographs, more than 80 scientific and more than 50 popular science articles on the topics of art history and heritage protection. She took part in implementing more than ten scientific projects and was a project leader in five of them. She gives lectures for the students of the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the History Faculty of Vilnius University, is an academic advisor for Master’s and Bachelor’s graduation works, and for postgraduate students in art research. An expert in fundamental research works and applied projects of heritage preservation and maintenance, in 2017 she was awarded the Lithuanian Science Prize for a series of works The Lithuanian Heritage of Secular Interiors from the Second Half of the 18th Century to the Early 20th Century: Research on Décor Elements.

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How to Cite

Klajumienė, D. . (2021). Historical Data about Tile Manufacturers in the Northern Part of East Prussia in the Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century: Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, (104), 73–123. https://doi.org/10.37522/aaav.104.2022.95