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” 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 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
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   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” 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 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   “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
2031   “The Tower Keeper’s Daughter” 2034   Couple in Rose Arbor
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
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