Matthias Girmscheid Stein Catalog


Founded in 1884 in the town of Höhr, the firm of Matthias Girmscheid merged briefly with the firm of Gilles & Sohn in the 1920s, no doubt in an effort to survive in Germany’s difficult post-war economy. However, by 1930 the partnership had disolved and the two companies again began producing independently. The Girmscheid factory is still in operation today, producing a wide range of salt-glazed stoneware products. For more about Girmscheid, see “Introduction to Girmscheid Steins”.

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Numbered

1   Mandolin Player and Women 2   “Question of the Heart”
3   Woman with Beer Glass 4   “Trumpeter of Säckingen”
4   “In the Realm of Sounds” 4   Renaissance Figures
5   Early Germans 5   “The Heir”
6   Hunter 7   Hunters Shaking Hands
8   Courting Couple 9   Hunter Smoking and Drinking
9   Drinker 11   “Brunhilde and Siegfried”
11   Renaissance Figures with Saying 12   Bowler
13   Couple Drinking 14   “Oh Beautiful Golden Youth”
14   Tyrolean Man Smoking 16   Gymnastics Symbols
18   Firemen with Saying 22   Music Symbols and Musicians
49   Musician and Dancers 64   “Tryst”
65   Courting Couple 66   Courting Couple
78   “Teasing” 79   “Lindenwirtin”
81   Courting Couple 82   Flirting Scene
83   Courting Couple 84   Three Young Men
85   Courting Couple 86   Courting Couple
88   Philosopher 89   Outdoor Drinking Scene
90   Tyrolean Children 92   Courting Couple
93   “Hermann’s Farewell to Tusnelda” 95   Couple Drinking
96   Man with Beer Stein 97   Gnomes Harvesting Grapes
98   “Good Lessons” 100   Tyrolean Man with Two Women
101   Dog 102   Munich Souvenir
111   Hunter’s Farewell 120   Courting Couple
121   Tyrolean Man with Two Women 155   Early Germans
156   “Poachers in the Herder’s Hut” 157   Early Germans
158   “Poachers in the Herder’s Hut” 159   Three Young Men
161   Councilman 162   “The Hostile Brothers”
163   “Guta Recognizes King Richard” 164   “Lindenwirtin”
166   “Tyrolean in the Herder’s Hut” 168   “Lindenwirtin”
170   Gnomes Drinking 171   Gnomes Playing and Drinking
172   Gnomes Drinking 176   Bowler
177   Bowling Scene 178   Gymnastics Symbols
179   “Lindenwirtin” 180   Three Young Men
181   Courting Couple 182   Hunter and Woman
185   “Norman Voyage” 187   Hunter
188   “In May” 189   Early Germans
190   Springtime Scene 192   “The First Kiss”
193   Courting Couple 194   Hunter and Woman
195   “Lindenwirtin” 196   Couple Drinking at Table
208   Scrollwork with Saying 224   Five Medieval German Kings
227   Tavern Scene 232   Child with Stein
234   Doctor Advising Drinker 235   High-Wheel Bicycler
236   Musical Cherubs with Toast 238   Renaissance Portraits
241   Four Seasons 243   Trumpeter of Säckingen
248   Cherubs Kissing 249   Rococo Dancers
250   Lovers 256   Scrollwork Shields
259   Cherubs Kissing 262   Barmaid
270   Renaissance Couple 271   Mandolin Serenade
274   Landsknecht Raising Glass 277   Renaissance Drinker
280   Bowling and Drinking 282   Various Subjects
284   Boston State House 284   Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
285   Tavern Reckoning 286   Army Reservist Souvenir
287   Lovers 288   “Bardolph and Falstaff”
298   Munich Child 299   Various Subjects
305   High-Wheel Bicycling Mishap 306   Lovers
311   Gymnastics Symbols 313   Woman with Cat
314   Lions with Shield 315   Soccer Ball
316   Lovers 318   Landsknechte Drinking
320   Drinker and Barmaid 326   Mythical Creatures
328   Card Players 334   Hunter and Two Women
334   Tavern Scene 337   Crest and Renaissance Noblemen
338   Card Players 342   Beer Tasting
343   Tavern Scene 344   Tavern Scene
345   Renaissance Portrait 346   Beer Tasting
347   Beer Tasting 349   Card Game
351   Renaissance Patricians 355   Four Portraits
357   St. Hubertus 359   Renaissance Couples Drinking
361   Renaissance Couple and Children 364   “The Old Germans”
366   Troubadour Raising Glass 374   “Pageant of King Gambrinus”
383   Various Subjects 394   Renaissance Drinkers
398   Trumpet Serenade 399   Drinker and Barmaid
402   “Lindenwirtin” 404   Couple Feeding Child
406   Tavern Scene 409   Various Subjects
414   Tavern Scene 415   Man and Woman
418   Hunter and Two Women 419   Hunting Scene
419   “Bardolph and Falstaff” 420   Hunting Scene
420A   “Women’s Band” 421   Knight and Wood Nymph
421   Gnomes with Saying 422   Knight and Wood Nymph
424   Drinker and Barmaid 425   “Women’s Band”
427   “The Good Friends” 428   Lohengrin and Elsa
428   Lovers 429   Woman Lighting Man’s Pipe
429   “The Village Politician” 430   Beer Tasting
430   “Lohengrin and Elsa” 431   “The Surprise”
432   “Lindenwirtin” 433   “The Shepherd’s Love”
435   Lovers 437   Various Subjects
439   Woman and Hiker 449   Bowling Scenes
450   Lovers 451   Woman Lighting Man’s Pipe
454   Various Subjects 455   Various Subjects
456   Tyrolean Couple 457   Landsknechte Drinking
458   Tyrolean Couple 459   “Tannhäuser”
460   Woman with Two Suitors 461   “Farewell”
463   Various Subjects 464   Lovers
467   Cherub 468   Tavern Scene
469   “The Old Germans” 470   Queen Louise
472   Hunter with Puppies 474   Woman with Mandolin Raising Stein
479   “The Shepherd’s Love” 494   Tyrolean Couple
500   Hunting Scene 501   “The Lovelorn Court Jester”
506   Knight Departing 507   Rococo Women
510   Summer Gathering 513   “In the Forest”
517   Landsknechte 518   Zither Player and Women
520   “A Rehearsal” 521   “Pageant of King Gambrinus”
522   “Pageant of King Gambrinus” 524   Tyrolean Domestic Scenes
526   “Pageant of King Gambrinus” 527   Courting Scene
528   “Farewell” 529   Drinking Scene
530   “Pageant of King Gambrinus” 534   Tyrolean Domestic Scene
543   “Pageant of King Gambrinus” 547   Farewell Scene
548   Hunters with Fox 550   “Die Lindenwirtin”
554   Scene at a Well 556   Drinker and Two Women
558   Tavern Scene 562   Lovers
575   Courting Couples 576   “Pageant of King Gambrinus”
578   Flirting Scene 582   “The First Kiss”
583   “Farewell” 585   Various Subjects
598   Children Acting as Adults 599   Zither Player and Woman
600   Tavern Scene 601   Images from German Literature and Song
602   “The First Kiss” 604   “Farewell”
605   “Farewell” 606   “Farewell”
608   “Schuhplattler” 609   Flirting Scene
610   Tavern Scene 613   Courting Couple
618   Zither Player and Women 620   “The First Kiss”
621   “Pageant of King Gambrinus” 622   Lovers
624   Procession to the Tavern 625   Gambrinus Raising Chalice
632   Outdoor Drinking Scene 633   Gambrinus Raising Chalice
634   Tyroleans at Home 635   “The Hunter’s Homecoming”
637   Scene at a Well 638   Flirting Scene
639   Tyrolean Dancers 640   Flirting Scene
650   Renaissance Drinker 654   Tavern Scene
656   Gymnastics Symbols 659   Tyrolean Dancers
660   Tavern Scene 662   Fire Brigade
664   Tavern Scene 665   Beer Garden Scene
667   “The Happy Musicians” 671   “The Pursuit of Happiness”
676   Gambrinus Raising Chalice 688   Renaissance Drinker
691   Sunday Hunters 699   Elk in Forest
700   Outdoor Drinking Scene 706   Farewell Scene
707   Hunting Scene 715   Bowling Scene
716   Troubadour and Women 718   Various Subjects
719   Outdoor Drinking Scene 720   Munich Child
723   Hunting Scene 727   “Little Red Riding Hood”
733   Tyrolean Domestic Scene 734   Outdoor Drinking Scene
736   Flirting Scene 737   Courting Couple
738   Women with Saying 739   Horses and Riders
740   Owl 742   Outdoor Drinking Scene
743   Gambrinus Drinking 746   “The Hunter’s Edelweiss”
750   Tyrolean Dancers 751   Outdoor Drinking Scene
752   Woman with Ornate Headband 755   Boy and Girl
756   Art Nouveau Female Portrait 757   Happy Radish
758   Ancient Couple 759   “The Bride of Rheinstein”
761   Flirting Scene 764   Ancient Dancers
765   Woman’s Head with Saying 767   Festive Outdoor Scene
768   Outdoor Gathering 769   Playing Cards
771   “Farewell” 775   Children Playing
776   “Virgin of Drachenfels 777   Flirting Scene
778   Tyrolean Dancers 780   “Farewell”
784   Woman with Ornate Headband 789   “The Long Awaited Letter”
791   Bardolph and Falstaff 797   Hunters
798   Tyrolean Dancers 800   “Hermann the German”
803   Woman and Hiker 804   “Futile Effort”
806   Three Rhine Legends 812   Flirting Scene
813   Art Nouveau Female Portrait 814   Heidelberg
817   Tavern Scene 819   Hunters
820   “Heidelberg” 821   Tavern Scene
822   Renaissance Couple 824   Army Reservist Souvenir
825   Frog 826   Pig
827   Hunter Fox 828   Monkey with Top Hat
831   Ram 832   Rooster with Alarm Clock
833   Monkey 834   Woman’s Head with Flower
836   Hunter Frog 837   Military Monkey
838   Student Fox 839   Duck
840   Forest Rangers with Poacher 842   Germans and Romans
843   Tavern Scene 845   Courting Couple
846   Forest Rangers with Poacher 848   Munich Child Giving Beer to Baby
849   Frog 850   Hunter and Two Women
854   Kissing Couple 856   Festive Outdoor Scene
857   Gymnastics Symbols 858   “Bardolph and Falstaff”
866   Zither Player and Woman 868   Tavern Scene
869   Tyrolean Couple 870   “Trumpeter of Säckingen”
871   Dancers and Tavern Scenes 874   Gymnastics Symbols
877   Bowling Scenes 881   “Happy Drinkers”
883   Tavern Scene 885   Festive Outdoor Scene
886   Tyrolean Couple 887   Woman and Knight
888   Courting Couple 891   “Herman the German”
894   Hunter and Two Women 896   “In the Mountain Tavern”
897   Festive Outdoor Scene 898   Three Drinkers
900   “Bardolph and Falstaff” 901   “Bardolph and Falstaff”
906   “Poachers in the Herder’s Hut” 908   Woman Drinking
913   Tyrolean Dancers 914   Woman with Ornate Headband
918   Tyrolean Dancers 920   Four Sports
923   Practical Joke 924   Tavern Scene
926   Knight and Landsknecht Drinking 928   Tyrolean Dancers
929   Nuremberg Castle 930   “Bardolph and Falstaff”
931   Woman with Painter’s Pallet 932   Woman with Flowers
934   Gnomes Drinking 937   Tavern Scene
938   Drinkers Through the Ages 939   Woman with Flowers
940   “Agnes von Staufen in the Palatinate” 941   “Craps Game”
942   Knight and Squire 945   Germans and Romans
946   Hunting Scene 947   Three Young Men
952   “Loreley Rock” 953   “Virgin of Drachenfels
954   “The Knight’s Departure” 961   Tavern Scene
962   Tavern Scene 963   Gambrinus Raising Chalice
964   Gambrinus Raising Chalice 966   “William Tell”
968   Tyrolean Dancers 969   Flirting Scene
974   Dutch Children 979   “Farewell”
980   Three Young Men 986   Bicyclers
997   “Bardolph and Falstaff” 998   Woman at Bar
999   Trumpeter of Säckingen 1000   Ancient Battle Scene
1004   “Poachers in the Herder’s Hut” 1005   “In May”
1006   Tyrolean Couple 1007   “Good Lessons”
1008   “The Warrior’s Homecoming” 1009   Tavern Scene
1010   Throne Room Scene 1011   “Merry People”
1012   Early Germans Drinking 1014   Drunken Knight
1015   Tyrolean Couple 1016   Gnomes Drinking in Tree
1017   Medieval Feast 1018   Flirting Scene
1019   “Romans and Germans” 1020   Courting Couple
1021   “Germans and Romans” 1022   Early Germans Drinking
1023   Tyrolean Friends 1024   Drunken Knight
1025   Dancer and Two Women 1026   Outdoor Drinking Scene
1027   Farewell Scene 1028   Germans and Romans
1029   Zither Player and Women 1030   “Craps Game”
1031   “Rodenstein at the Stag Tavern” 1032   Hunting Scene
1033   Roman Couple 1034   Men Debating
1036   “Girl and Boy” 1037   Beer Garden Scene
1038   “The Wine Tasting” 1039   Lovers
1040   Drinking Scene 1041   Landsknechte and Women
1043   Gnomes Drinking 1044   Gnomes Drinking
1045   Barmaid and Drunken Man 1046   “The Gnome Festival”
1047   “Good Friendship” 1048   Strolling Couple
1050   Woman in Heart 1051   “Tyrolean Blood”
1053   Gnomes Drinking 1054   Tyrolean Couple
1055   Tyrolean Domestic Scene 1056   Tavern Scene
1057   Tavern Scene 1058   Tavern Scene
1060   “Meadow Rose” 1061   “In the Herder’s Hut”
1062   “Lindenwirtin” 1063   Hunter
1064   Hunters and Woman 1065   “A Question of the Heart”
1066   Early Germans 1067   Drinker Raising Stein
1068   “In the Realm of Sounds” 1069   Drinker and Beer Barrel
1070   Flirting Scene 1071   “The Thirsty Knight”
1072   Tavern Scene 1073   “Good Entertainmement”
1074   “The Tower Keeper’s Daughter” 1075   “Chatting”
1076   Castle 1077   Tyrolean Couple
1078   Tavern Scene 1079   Tyrolean Family Scene
1081   “Faithful Eckart” 1082   Landsknechte Toasting
1083   Shooting Meet 1084   Blacksmith and Soldier Drinking
1084A   Blacksmith and Soldier Drinking 1085   Tyrolean Picnic
1086   Finger Wrestling 1087   Bowler
1088   Knight Attacking a Tavern Owner 1088A   Knight Attacking a Tavern Owner
1089   Soldiers Drinking 1093   “Cheerful Mood”
1094   “At the Well” 1095   Strolling Couple
1096   Hunter with Wife and Child 1097   “Meadow Rose”
1099   “The Eavesdropper” 1100   Tyrolean Couple
1101   Hunter and Woman 1102   Hunter
1104   Gambrinus 1107   Tavern Scene
1108   Hunter and Woman 1109   Flirting Scene
1110   Gymnastics Symbols 1111   Elk in Forest
1112   Outdoor Drinking Scene 1113   Flirting Scene
1114   “The Proud Farmer” 1115   “The Story Hour”
1116   Tyroleans Outdoors 1116   Mandolin Player and Women
1117   Tyrolean Muscians and Dancers 1120   Flute Player and Woman
1122   Flirting Scene 1123   Tavern Scene
1124   Forest Rangers with Poacher 1125   “On the Rhine”
1126   “Between Two Fires” 1128   Tavern Scene
1129   Landsknecht with Battle-ax 1130   Three Drinkers
1134   Landsknecht Approaching Tavern 1136   Zither Player and Dancers
1139   Bowling Pins 1140   Bowling Pin
1146   “Farewell” 1147   Hunter
1151   Gnomes Drinking 1160   “Coming Home from the Gnomes’ Party”
1162   Farewell Scene 1164   “He Has to Wake Up”
1165   Early German Warrior 1169   Hunter with Dogs
1170   Hunter and Woman 1171   “Cheerful Society”
1173   “Kriemhilde Bids Farewell to Her Brothers” 1175   “Lindenwirtin”
1177   Man Toasting 1181   “Farewell”
1183   Dancer and Two Women 1185   Tavern Keeper
1186   Before the Hunt 1187   “Parting from the Young Woman”
1189   Drinker and Woman with Mandolin 1194   Early Germans
1195   Naked Boy 1197   “Goethe & Schiller”
1198   Drinking Monkeys 1199   Monkeys
1200   Tavern Scene 1201   Farewell Scene
1211   Bowler 1212   “Falstaff”
1213   “The Village Beauties” 1214   Hunter’s Farewell
1215   Two Men in a Boat 1217   Gamblers
1218   Hunters 1222   Bowling Pins
1223   Courting Couple 1224   “Brunhilde and Siegfried”
1225   Tavern Scene 1226   “Lawn Tennis”
1227   Exercise Weight 1230   Landsknecht and Woman
1231   Tyrolean Couple 1232   Hot Air Balloon
1233   “Before the Hunt” 1234   Mandolin Player and Women
1235   Acorn 1236   “The Hunter’s Love”
1237   “Always Merry” 1241   Tavern Scene
1243   “Tristan and Isolde” 1245   Herring
1246   “A Duet” 1247   “Card Game”
1249   Drunken Hunters 1250   “An Old Song”
1253   Tavern Scene 1254   “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
1256   “Healthy Together” 1257   Traveling Journeymen
1258   “In the Realm of Sounds” 1259   “The Successful Card Trick”
1260   Hunter’s Farewell 1261   “In the Herder’s Hut”
1262   “Gnome Festival” 1264   “Young Siegfried Slays the Dragon”
1265   Playing Cards 1266   Bowling Pins
1268   Two Children 1269   “Little Red Riding Hood”
1271   Courting Couple 1272   Tyrolean Couple Walking
1273   “The Shepherd’s Love” 1274   Courting Scene
1275   “The Surprise” 1276   “Teasing”
1277   “Before the Decision” 1279   Forest Rangers with Poacher
1282   St. George Slays the Dragon 1283   Boatman and the Loreley
1285   “Happy Drinkers” 1288   Guitar Player and Students
1291   Mill Scene 1294   Tyrolean Couple
1298   Hunting Scene 1308   Gnomes Drinking
1313   Soccer Game 1357   Art Nouveau Design
1394   Art Nouveau Design 1400   Art Nouveau Design
1579   Tavern Scenes 1581   “Pageant of King Gambrinus”
1649   Tavern Scene 1659   Soccer Game
1666   Bicycler 1796   Tyrolean Friends
1846   Forest Rangers with Poacher 1862   Hunters and Woman
1865   Man with Pipe and Stein 2005   Munich Child
2006   Munich Child 2008   Dancer and Two Women
2009   Dancer and Two Women 2023   Courting Couple
2031   “The Tower Keeper’s Daughter” 2034   Couple in Rose Arbor
2048   Tavern Scene 2071   Flirting Scene
2634   Skull 5048   Army Reservist Souvenir

Unnumbered

(X2)   Washington, D.C. Souvenir (X3)   Early Germans Drinking
(X4)   “Saying Farewell Hurts” (X5)   Hunter Smoking and Drinking
(X6)   Nun with Pretzel and White Radishes (X7)   Siegfried and Brunhilde
(X8)   “A Delicate Question” (X9)   “Rip Van Winkle”
(X10)   San Francisco Souvenir (X11)   “Teutonic Wedding”
(X12)   Tyrolean Couple (X13)   Springtime Scene
(X14)   August Lang & Co. Souvenir (X15)   “Sepp and His Sweetheart”
(X16)   Renaissance Couples (X17)   Tavern Scene
(X18)   “The Hunter’s Homecoming” (X19)   Drinking Soldier and Woman
(X20)   “Bardolph and Falstaff” (X21)   Courting Scene
(X22)   “The Courtship” (X23)   Tower with Strolling Couple
(X24)   Gnomes Making Wine (X25)   Dog Balanced on Stein
(X26)   “A Labor of Love” (X27)   “Flirting”
(X28)   Renaissance Figures (X29)   Beer Garden Scene
(X30)   “Merry People” (X31)   “Fox Hunt”
(X32)   Monk (X33)   Lovers
(X34)   Biedermeier Couple (X35)   “The First Kiss”
(X36)   Courting Scene (X37)   Werner and Margaretha
(X38)   “The Farewell” (X39)   Art Nouveau Female Portrait
(X40)   Germans and Romans (X41)   Kissing Couple
(X42)   Dutch Canal Scene (X43)   “The Bride of Rheinstein”
(X44)   Tavern Scene (X45)   Guitar Serenade
(X46)   “Enjoy Life” (X47)   Zither Player and Women
(X48)   Tavern Scene (X49)   Courting Couple
(X50)   “Poachers in the Herder’s Hut” (X51)   Courting Couple
(X52)   Tyrolean Man and Woman (X53)   Tyrolean Entertainer
(X54)   Man Drinking from Beer Barrels (X55)   “Cheerful Company”
(X56)   Hofbräu Drinker (X57)   Hunter Carrying Roe Buck
(X58)   Bowling Symbols
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