Merkelbach & Wick Stein Catalog

The firm of Merkelbach & Wick was founded in 1872 in the town of Grenzhausen in the Westerwald by Friedrich Wilhelm Merkelbach II and Georg Peter Wick. They produced beer steins and other ceramic products under that name until 1921 when the heirs of the founders went their separate ways. At that point the firm was converted to a joint stock company operating under the name Wick-Werke AG, which remained in business until 1984.

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1   Griffins with Crowned Shield 18   Jug with Coats-of-Arms
31   Scrollwork 33   Scrollwork Figures with Saying
37   Scrollwork with Saying 38   Gnomes with Saying
49   Scrollwork 51   Scrollwork
54   Griffins with Coat-of-Arms 55   Primitive Images
72   Scrollwork with Saying 77   Gnomes with Saying
83   Bearded Man Jug 101   Scrollwork with Saying
104   Bavarian Shield with Saying 145   Scrollwork
156   Floral Shields and Scrollwork 176   Griffins with Saying
209   Munich Child – Type I 230   Scrollwork with Sayings
231   Scrollwork with Saying 234   Gnome in Hops Vines
235B   Children on Dragons with Saying 236   Hops Vines
238   Ignis and Aqua 239   Floral Scrollwork
241   Griffins with Saying 244   Floral Scrollwork with Saying
245   Renaissance Social Scenes 248   Scrollwork Figures with Saying
249   Scrollwork with Saying 251   Scrollwork with Saying
252   Hops Vine with Saying 253   Dancing Children
255   Children in a Vineyard 256   Student Fox
257a   Rich Man 257b   Rich Woman
258   Falstaff 259   Monk
270I   Monk 270II   Monk
270III   Monk 270IIII   Nun
270V   Monk 270VI   Monk
271   Griffins with Coat-of-Arms 273   Scrollwork with Saying
283   Floral Scrollwork 301   Religious Figures
302   Jesus and Apostles 303   Twelve Apostles
307   Faith, Hope and Charity 311   Renaissance Couples and Musicians
313   Scrollwork with Saying 370   Scrollwork with Saying
371   Scrollwork with Saying 374   Barley and Hops with Saying
MW 378   Scrollwork with Saying 381   Bismarck – Type 1
382   Moltke the Elder 383   Fireman
388   Chinese Man 389   Wizard
392   Scrollwork with Saying 446   Griffins with Coat-of-Arms
457D   Fire Brigade Symbols 458   Scrollwork with Toast
459   Hops Vines with Saying 463   Scrollwork with Saying
464   Bavarian Shield with Toast 471A   Scrollwork with Primitive Faces
474   Drinkers with Saying 475   German Imperial Eagle
477   Scrollwork with Saying 482   Floral Scrollwork
486   Mythical Creatures 487   Munich Child
488   Egyptian Drinkers 490   Scrollwork Rams with Saying
500   Scrollwork Figures with Saying 540   Scrollwork with Saying
547   Scrollwork with Saying 549   Scrollwork with Saying
550B   Scrollwork 551   Scrollwork with Saying
557   Scrollwork with Saying 573   Floral Scrollwork
577N   Nuremberg Souvenir 584   Bearded Man with Cherubs
586   Scrollwork with Saying 596   Floral Scrollwork
744   Scrollwork with Saying 755A   Mythical Creatures
758B   Shields with Barley and Sayings 759   Playing Cards
760   Playing Cards 767   Munich Souvenir
768K   Pin Boy 768R   Gymnastics Symbols
768Sch   Shooting Symbols 768V   Bicycler
769K   Pin Boy 769S   Music Symbols
769T   Gymnastics Symbols 769V   Bicycler
775   Scrollwork 776   Scrollwork with Saying
781   Tavern Reckoning 785   Musical Cherubs
788   German Imperial Eagle 789   Heidelberg Students with Saying
917C   Carousing Landsknechte 918   Scrollwork with Saying
934   “Give Drink to the Thirsty” 938A   Art Nouveau Floral Design
938B   Art Nouveau Floral Design 938D   Art Nouveau Floral Design
948   Art Nouveau Floral Design 949   Floral Pattern
1052D   Rococo Couple 1121E   Card Game
1121G   Tavern Scene 1122   Three Drinkers
1126   Card Game 1127C   Jealous Suitor
1127D   Tavern Scene 1128A   Tyrolean Couple
1128B   Guitar Player 1128D   Reluctant Dancer
1128F   Monk and Woman 1130A   Man Pinching Woman’s Cheek
1131C   Tyrolean Musicians 1132C   Card Game
1133B   Renaissance Portrait 1140   Bowling Scene
1143A   Seated Hunter 1144A   Hunting Scene
1144B   Hunting Scene 1148A   Heidelberg
1148B   “Perkeo” 1149A   “Farewell”
1149B   “The Surprise” 1150A   Courting Couple
1151F   Courting Couple 1152A   Rococo Dancers
1152C   Courting Couple 1152F   Courting Couple
1153B   Mandolin Player and Singer 1153E   Lovers
1153H   Woman Asleep on Garden Bench 1156C   Tavern Scene
1161   Art Nouveau Design 1166   Art Nouveau Design
1169A   Art Nouveau Floral Design 1169C   Art Nouveau Floral Design
1171   Frog Pond 1171C   Hunter Frog
1171D   Frog Smoking Cigar 1175A   Gnomes Drinking Beer
1175B   Gnomes Pouring Beer 1175C   Gnomes Kissing
1175D   Gnomes Rolling Dice 1178   Art Nouveau Flowers with Saying
1179   Edelweiss with Saying 1180   Lichtenhain Style Stein
1183   Various Subjects 1184   Various Subjects
1197F   Hunter’s Tales 1212   Three Drinkers
1213   Tavern Scene 1217A   Woman with Two Suitors
1217B   Flirting Scene 1229A   “Farewell”
1231   Rococo Dancers 1236   Art Nouveau Design
1237   Art Nouveau Design 1239   Art Nouveau Design
1242   Art Nouveau Design with Saying 1243   Art Nouveau Design with Saying
1246   Art Nouveau Floral Design 1254   Various Subjects
1281   Bicycler 1282K   Pin Boy
1283   Renaissance Drinkers with Saying 1286B   Tyrolean Dancers
1293   Rococo Dancers 1298A   Flirting Scene
1298B   Guitar Player and Dancers 1298D   Beer Garden Scene
1310   Renaissance Portraits 1314   Art Nouveau Design
1319   Art Nouveau Design 1323   Art Nouveau Design
1333   Courting Couple 1339   Art Nouveau Floral Design
1359   Ancient Portraits 1690   Art Nouveau Design
1699   Art Nouveau Design 1701   Various Subjects
1701   Various Subjects 1703   Various Subjects
1707   Various Subjects 1709   Various Subjects
1717   Various Subjects 1752B   Landsknecht Drinking and Smoking
1783   Württemberg Crest with Military Symbols 1944   Bearded Man Jug with Crest
2092B   Two Students 2092C   Three Students
2092J   Tomcat and Herring with Saying 2093   Tavern Scene
2097   Flirting Scene 2099A   Tyrolean Couple
2100   Art Nouveau Design with Saying 2101A   Art Nouveau Design
2101B   Art Nouveau Design 2104   Art Nouveau Design
2106   Art Nouveau Design 2107   Art Nouveau Design
2108   Art Nouveau Design 2109   Art Nouveau Design
2110   Art Nouveau Design 2111   Art Nouveau Design
2112   Art Nouveau Floral Design 2113   Art Nouveau Design
2114   Art Nouveau Design 2115   Art Nouveau Design with Faces
2116   Art Nouveau Design 2117   Art Nouveau Hearts Design
2118   Art Nouveau Design 2120   Art Nouveau Design
2121   Art Nouveau Squares Design 2124   Art Nouveau Design with Toast
2125   Art Nouveau Circle Design 2134   Farewell Scenes
2137   Militia Marching Band 2151   Tyrolean Musicians
2152   Couples and Musician 2155   Beer Garden Scene
2158   Scene at a Well 2601   Satyr
3000   Bavarian Reservist Souvenir 3001   Musician and Monk
3001   Knight and Tavern Keeper 3001   Courting Couple
3002   Landsknechte Drinking 3002A   Tyrolean Family Scene
3002B   Tavern Scene 3002C   Tyrolean Musicians
3002D   Musicians and Dancers 3002E   Zither Player and Dancers
3002F   Tavern Scene 3012   Renaissance Couples
3018   Outdoor Drinking Scene 3019   Barmaid Serving Mounted Landsknechte
3025   Card Game 3027   Tavern Scene
3040   Tavern Keeper Pouring Beer 3052   Woman Tennis Player
3054   Rugby Player 3055   Steeplechaser
3075   Musician and Dancers 3078   Musicians
3127   Portraits of Men Drinking 3132   Gnomes Drinking
3204   Art Nouveau Knights 3208   Art Nouveau Design
3210   Art Nouveau Design 3214   Art Nouveau Animals
3215   Art Nouveau Design 3216   Art Nouveau Design
3217   Art Nouveau Design 3219   Art Nouveau Design
3225   Art Nouveau Design 3242   Art Nouveau Design
3248   Art Nouveau Teardrop Design


(F1)   Barmaid (F2)   Bismarck – Type 2
(F3)   Tomcat – Type I (F4)   Tomcat – Type 2
(F5)   Bustle Woman (F6)   Clown
(F7)   Exerciser in Beer Barrel (F8)   Frauenkirche Tower
(F9)   Friedrich III (F10)   Girl with Doll and Flowers
(F11)   Gnome with Mushroom Hat (F12)   Grethl
(F13)   Hans in Luck (F14)   Hanswurst
(F15)   Hunter (F16)   Iron Maiden of Nuremberg
(F17)   Kasper (F18)   King
(F19)   Knight – Type 1 (F20)   Knight – Type 2
(F21)   Little Red Riding Hood (F22)   Munich Child – Type 2
(F23)   Munich Child – Type 3 (F24)   Munich Child – Type 4
(F25)   Nuremberg Tower (F26)   Owl
(F27)   Princess (F28)   Queen
(F29)   Ram (F30)   St. Peter’s Church Tower
(F31)   Wendelstein (F32)   Wilhelm I
(F33)   Zugspitze (F34)   Würzburg Bell
(M1)   Military Reservist Souvenir (M2)   Army Reservist Souvenir
(M3)   Army Reservist Souvenir (M4)   Army Reservist Souvenir
(M5)   Army Reservist Souvenir (M6)   Field Artillery Reservist Souvenir
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