Historical Data about Tile Manufacturers in the Northern Part of East Prussia in the Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century
Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis
Keywords: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.