Schafer & Vater Mark
Schafer & Vater of Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany

Established in 1890 by Gustav Schafer and Gunther Vater in the Thuringia region of southwest Germany, by
1913 this firm employed over two hundred workers. The original factory burned in 1918 but was restarted,
and production continued until WWII. In 1972 the East German government took possession of the building
and destroyed all of the molds and the records that were left.
You will find pieces with the impressed mark of a nine-point star with a script “R” inside the star. On rare
occasions you will find this mark in blue ink under glaze.

The items are sometimes marked with a four-digit design number and a two-digit artist mark. In addition or
instead, pieces may have ‘Made In Germany’ The company also manufactured items for sale under store
names and those would not have the impressed mark.
Schafer & Vader used various types of clays. Items made of hard paste porcelain, soft paste porcelain,
jasper, bisque, and majolica can be found. You can find the jasper in green, blue, pink, lavender, and white.
Nippers can be found in different sizes so I find that in most cases size is irrelevant and they are found in
multi color, brown, blue and white. The glass nippers are dated from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s and most
of the Porcelain or ceramic nippers are dated after 1900, the Japanese nippers are dated after 1921 . I
believe the nippers with German text on them in most cases were not intended for export.

By 1910 the American firm of Sears Roebuck & Company had begun to import and distribute Schafer & Vater
pottery into the United States.
Schafer & Vater Nippers I have
Other Nippers I have
Nipper Master Index
Nipper Background Notes
Nipper Translations
Other Nipper Makers
Figural Liquor Bottles
Nippers-Whimsies-Nips-Flasks-Decanters
With Foreign Inscriptions & Translations
Main producer of these was Schafer & Vater of Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany
I can sell on CD's any of these picture files along with the Master Index.
My picture files are set up by Topics and Nipper Numbers.

Most all of these nippers come in size & color varations.

A Champagne Girl
Advertising                                                                  
Aeronautical
A Good Sip
A Little Scotch                                                             
Animals misc. with no Inscriptions
Baker  aka Brew Master                                                                           
Bathing Beauty’s
Bent Neck                                                                     
Bowler
Bulb Top Nippers                                                   
Camels                                                                    
Can-Can Dancers                                                    
Child on Tilted Bottle                                             
Clarke’s Pure Rye
Clowns
Colored People
Corn
Cowboys
Dancers                                                                   
Devil’s
Doctors
Dogs
Drink-o-Meter & Love Meter                                 
Dutch Motif
Egyptian Motif
Farm Relief
Food
German Text
Girl with man wearing top hat
Glass
Goats
Goebel
Handled
Hands
Happy Faces
Horse Shoe
Indians
In The Bar
Irish Couple
Japanese
Japanese Motifs
Just A Little Nip
Long Nose
Majolica
Merry Christmas
Metal
Mirror
Miscellaneous Nippers- With Names
Miscellaneous Nippers- Without Names
Money Sacks
Monks
Musical
Nautical
Nursing Bottles
Oil-Cans
One Of The Boys
One On Me & Variants
Outhouse Nippers
O You Kid
Pigs
Pocket Watch
Policemen
Political
Pretzel variants
Prohibition
Prosit
Pulling For A Pull
Rabbits
Santa
Scotch Whiskey
Sedgwick Rye
Schafer & Vater Sets and Cups
Shakespearean Theme Variants
Shoe
Skeletons
Sports
Squares
Toilets
Um Gott's wille kei Schnapps
Uncle Sam’s
Weller Flasks
What A Night
World Fairs & Expositions
Your Health

    
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