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 at a Well
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
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
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   Tavern Scene 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   Tavern Scene 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 487   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
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 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”
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   Germans and Romans 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   Courting 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   Tavern 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 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   Tavern 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
(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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