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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Numbered

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 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

Unnumbered

(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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