Brockwitz was founded in Germany in 1903. The largest amount of high quality pressed glass items were produced at their Ottendorf factory from 1915 – 1929. They produced many table items including bowls, compotes, pitchers, and tumblers, as well as lamp shades.
Brockwitz exported a significant portion of its wares to England, South America, and Australia. Most Brockwitz glass, however, was sold in Germany. During the war in Germany much of the company's history and glass production were lost.
Glass production appears to have peaked during 1941 when Brockwitz issued a major catalogue of glassware but then stopped entirely during World War II. After the war ended, Brockwitz was nationalized by the German government. It continued operating up to 1990 although the pieces produced after 1941 are not well documented and much of the production shifted into simple clear as opposed to elaborately designed colored glassware. Much of the Brockwitz glass in Germany is thought to have been destroyed in WW I and WW II.
In their early years Brockwitz had a trademark design of three flowers on stems with the letters GAB, which stands for Glasfabrik Aktiengesellschaft Brockwitz. The trademark was embossed into some, but not all, of their glassware.
Twenty years later the Brockwitz trademark featured crossed swords and the letter "B." In addition some of their glassware was embossed with the word "Deutschland."
There are three catalogs showing several designs of candle lamps. The catalogs are dated 1926, 1936, and 1941. The candle lamps were called "Nachtlampe" which translates for German to English as "Night Light."