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” 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”
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
232   Child with Stein 234   Doctor Advising Drinker
235   High-Wheel Bicycler 238   Renaissance Portraits
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   Man 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   Cherub and Griffins 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   Beer Tasting 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
414   Tavern Scene 415   Man and Woman
418   Parlor Scene 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
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 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
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 716   Troubadour and Women
718   Various Subjects 719   Outdoor Drinking Scene
720   Munich Child 723   Hunting Scene
727   “Little Red Riding Hood” 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 750   Tyrolean Dancers
751   Outdoor Drinking Scene 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   Gentleman 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”
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” 903   Zither Player and Woman
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
1035   “Happy Drinkers” 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 Showoff”
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   “The 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 Ridinghood” 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
2031   “The Tower Keeper’s Daughter” 2034   Couple in Rose Arbor
2071   Flirting Scene 2634   Skull
5048   Army Reservist Souvenir

Unnumbered

(X1)   Men Shaking Hands (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 (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”
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