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
58   Scrollwork with Saying 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
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 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
471   Scrollwork with Primitive Faces 474   Drinkers with Saying
475   German Imperial Eagle 477   Scrollwork with Saying
482   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
560   Floral Scrollwork 573   Floral Scrollwork
577N   Nuremberg Souvenir 584   Bearded Man with Cherubs
586   Scrollwork with Saying 596   Floral Scrollwork
744   Scrollwork with Saying 754   Munich Child
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   Floral 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 1123   Tavern Scene
1125   Card Game 1126   Card Game
1127C   Jealous Suitor 1127D   Tavern Scene
1127F   Hunter’s Tales 1128A   Tyrolean Couple
1128B   Guitar Player 1128D   Reluctant Dancer
1128F   Monk and Woman 1130A   Man Pinching Woman’s Cheek
1130B   Zither Player and Wool Spinner 1131B   Hunter and Woman
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
1167   Art Nouveau Barley and Hops 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 1211   Falstaff Drinking
1212   Three Drinkers 1213   Tavern Scene
1217A   Woman with Two Suitors 1217B   Flirting Scene
1218B   Tyrolean Musicians 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
1325   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
2102   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 2126   Art Nouveau 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 3032   Outdoor Drinking 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
3246   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
(F23)   Munich Child (F24)   Munich Child
(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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