Scheurich was founded in 1923 and started off selling china, porcelain and glass wholesale. It wasn't until the 1950's that Scheurich started to produce ceramics. In the 1960s the Fat Lava era begins with the thick textured drip glazes and bubbling crater effect glazes giving the fat lava effect. Until the 80's Scheurich was the largest West Germany Ceramic Manufacturer. Scheurich is also known for its sought after large floor vases.
The embossed 5 digits on the bottoms of the vases indicate the shape and size. For example, in the digits 269-22, the '269' represents the shape while the '22' indicates that the vase is 22 cm tall. The more recent pottery produced has a three-circle marking embossed on the bottoms of the pieces. Scheurich still produces ceramics today.