Offered for sale is a stylish West German, Oslo Decor fruit bowl designed by Bodo Mans for Bay Keramik.
Bay Keramik was founded by Eduard Bay and was based in Ransbach Baumbach in the heart of the main West German pottery producing region. Bodo Mans was amongst their most famous designers.
West German Art Pottery is essentially a term describing the time period of 1949-1990 and became the early way to describe the pottery because the country of origin, with numbers denoting the shape and size, was often the only "mark" on the base. Even though company names are now better known, and many items are attributed to specific makers, the more generic term "West German pottery" remains in common use.