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 31   Scrollwork
33B   Scrollwork Figures with Saying 37A   Scrollwork with Saying
38   Gnomes with Saying 49   Scrollwork
51   Scrollwork 54   Griffins with Coat-of-Arms
55   Primitive Images 72B   Scrollwork with Saying
77   Gnomes with Saying 83   Bearded Man Jug
101   Scrollwork with Saying 145   Scrollwork
176   Griffins with Saying 209   Munich Child – Type I
230   Scrollwork with Sayings 231B   Scrollwork with Saying
234   Gnome in Hops Vines 235B   Children on Dragons with Saying
236   Hops Vines 238   Ignis and Aqua
239   Floral patterm 241   Griffins with Saying
244   Floral Scrollwork with Saying 245   Renaissance Social Scenes
248E   Scrollwork Figures with Saying 249B   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 283   Floral Scrollwork
301   Religious Figures 302   Jesus and Apostles
303   Twelve Apostles 307   Faith, Hope and Charity
311   Renaissance Couples and Musicians 512   Scrollwork with Saying
371   Scrollwork with Saying 374   Barley and Hops 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
471A   Scrollwork with Primitive Faces 474   Drinkers with Saying
475   German Imperial Eagle 482   Floral Scrollwork
487   Munich Child 488   Egyptian Drinkers
490   Scrollwork Rams with Saying 500   Scrollwork Figures with Saying
5474   Scrollwork with Saying 549   Scrollwork with Saying
551   Scrollwork with Saying 557   Scrollwork with Saying
573   Floral Scrollwork 577N   Nuremberg Souvenir
584   Bearded Man with Cherubs 586   Scrollwork with Saying
744   Scrollwork with Saying 755A   Mythical Creatures
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
918   Scrollwork with Saying 938A   Art Nouveau Floral Design
938B   Art Nouveau Floral Design 938D   Art Nouveau Floral Design
949   Floral Pattern 1121G   Tavern Scene
1122   Three Drinkers 1126   Card Game
1127D   Tavern Scene 1128A   Tyrolean Couple
1128B   Guitar Player 1128D   Reluctant Dancer
1128F   Monk and Woman 1131C   Tyrolean Musicians
1132C   Card Game 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 1153B   Mandolin Player and Singer
1153E   Lovers 1153H   Woman Asleep on Garden Bench
1156C   Tavern Scene 1161   Art Nouveau Design
1169A   Art Nouveau Floral Design 1169C   Art Nouveau Floral Design
1171   Frog Smoking Pipe 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 1179B   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
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
1286B   Tyrolean Dancers 1293   Rococo Dancers
1298B   Guitar Player and Dancers 1298D   Beer Garden Scene
1310   Renaissance Portraits 1314   Art Nouveau Design
1319   Art Nouveau Design 1333   Courting Couple
1359   Ancient Portraits 1690   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 2092C   Three Students
2092J   Tomcat and Herring with Saying 2093   Castle Scene
2097   Flirting Scene 2099A   Tyrolean Couple
2101A   Art Nouveau Design 2101B   Art Nouveau Design
2104   Art Nouveau Design 2106   Art Nouveau Design
2107   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 2121   Art Nouveau Squares Design
2124   Art Nouveau Design with Toast 2125   Art Nouveau Circle Design
2134   Farewell Scenes 2137   Militia Marching Band
2152   Couples and Musician 2155   Beer Garden Scene
2158   Scene at a Well 2601   Satyr
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
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 Ridinghood (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)   Wuerzburg 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