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   Lute Player and Women 2   “Question of the Heart”
3   Woman with Goblet 4   Trumpeter of Säckingen
4   “In the Realm of Sounds” 4   Renaissance Figures
5   Early Germans 5   “The Heir”
6   Hunter 6   Lovers
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 87   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 260   Lovers
262   Barmaid 270   Renaissance Couple
271   Mandolin Serenade 274   Landsknecht Raising Goblet
277   Renaissance Drinker 280   Bowling and Drinking
281   Girl with Cat 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
308   Mephisto 311   Gymnastics Symbols
313   Girl 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 Goblet
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   Hunter’s Tales
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”
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   “A Rehearsal”
525   “Rehearsal” 526   “Pageant of King Gambrinus”
527   Courting Scene 528   “Farewell”
529   Drinking Scene 530   “Pageant of King Gambrinus”
532   Flirting Scene 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 Musician 601   Images from German Literature and Song
602   “The First Kiss” 604   “Farewell”
605   “Farewell” 606   “Farewell”
608   “Schuhplattler” 609   Flirting Scene
610   Tavern Musician 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 658   Courting Couple
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” 872   Tyrolean 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 925   Three Biedermeier Women
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” 960   Tavern Musician
961   Tavern Scene 962   Tavern Scene
963   Gambrinus Raising Chalice 964   Gambrinus Raising Chalice
965   Hunting Scene 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   Poachers in the Herder’s Hut 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   Flirting Scene 1057   Tavern Scene
1058   Tavern Scene 1059   Musician and Dancer
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 1090   Courting Couple
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   Lute 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”
1127   Hunter 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   Rembrandt and Saskia 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
1207   German Composers 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   Courtly Drinkers
1226   “Lawn Tennis” 1227   Exercise Weight
1230   Landsknecht and Woman 1231   Tyrolean Couple
1232   Hot Air Balloon 1233   “Before the Hunt”
1234   Lute Player and Women 1235   Acorn
1236   “The Hunter’s Love” 1237   “Always Merry”
1241   Tavern Musicians 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 Couple 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
1691   “The Trumpeter of Säckingen” 1796   Tyrolean Friends
1846   Forest Rangers with Poacher 1862   Hunters and Woman
1865   Man with Pipe and Stein 1959   Tavern Musician
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
2050   Renaissance Banquet 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 (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)   Child Entering Row Boat
(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
(X59)   Floral Scrollwork (X60)   Courting Couple
(X61)   Tavern Musicians
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