S.P. Gerz Stein Catalog

Simon Peter Gerz formed the company that bears his name in 1857, beginning actual production of ceramic wares in 1862. The economic upheaval brought about by World War I and its aftermath caused Gerz to cease production for a brief period in 1917/1918 and again in 1923, but nonetheless the company managed to survive for more than 135 years and, in fact, became the dominant player among Westerwald ceramics manufacturers in the period following World War II. Some questionable strategic decisions in the 1990s forced Gerz into bankruptcy and a partial liquidation in 1997, and in 1999 the company permanently shut down all manufacturing operations. However, rights to use of the company name and trademarks were purchased by Domex Geschenk-Manufactur GmbH, which continues to distribute Gerz steins today, albeit produced mainly in the Orient.

This on-line catalog has been developed specifically for use in the Beer Stein Library. By its very nature, it will continually be a work in process, designed to allow for updating as new facts are discovered. End-users are encouraged to contribute to that effort by submitting new information and/or photographs via e-mail addressed to [email protected].

*N.B. — It is important for catalog end-users to note that Gerz numbered its steins using at least two unrelated and overlapping numbering systems, one beginning at the outset of production in 1862, and another beginning sometime around 1905, after which they both appear to have existed simultaneously. All steins numbered with a leading zero (e.g., “0130”) were identified using the later numbering system, as were many steins which omit the leading zero, generally numbered “200” or higher. Steins in this catalog are listed in applied mold number order, and no attempt is currently being made to separate the two (or other?) numbering systems. That being the case, the order of the listing below cannot be presumed to have any overall relationship to the chronological sequence of initial production.

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025   American Indians 027   American Indians
030   Student Cat 034   American Indians
040   Golfers 044   Golfers
046   Golfers 052   “Hangover”
054   Ram’s Head and Four-Leaf Clover Shields 060   Student Cat
061   Student Cat 072   Munich Souvenir
079   Munich Souvenir 096   Hunter with Dachshunds
097   Mannheim Water Tower 099   Art Nouveau Design
0100   Art Nouveau Design 0102   Art Nouveau Design
0130   Palmer Cox Brownies 0131   Palmer Cox Brownies
154   Peasant Dance 197   HRE Shield and Knights
203   Scrollwork with Mask 207   Peasant Dance
208   Monk 210   Renaissance Portraits
212   Munich Child 213   King and Knights
215   Portraits of Early Kings 216   Drinker at Beer Barrel
216B   Drinker with Two Steins 221   Drinker at Beer Barrel
222   Drinker in Hops Vines 223   Drinker at Beer Barrel
225   Scrollwork with Saying 226   Farewell Scene
227   “Farewell” 229   Scrollwork with Saying
230   Drinking Gnomes with Saying 232B   “Falstaff”
233   Gnomes with Saying 237   Tavern Scene
238   Peasant Dance 238C   Peasant Dance
239   Four Seasons 242   “Falstaff”
244   Gambrinus Raising Chalice 246   Scrollwork with Saying
248   Winged Trumpeters with Saying 250   Scrollwork with Saying
253   Mythical Creatures with Saying 255   Zither Player and Women
257   Tyrolean Men with Saying 258   Gnome and Fairy
258   Various Subjects 259   Germania
261   Rich Man 262   Musicians and Dancers
264   Scrollwork with Saying 265   Hunting Scene
267   Men with Saying 269   Scrollwork with Saying
270   Scrollwork with Saying 272   Zither Player and Woman
275A   Black Whale at Ascalon (Master) 275B/I   Black Whale at Ascalon I
275B/II   Black Whale at Ascalon II 275B/III   Black Whale at Ascalon III
275B/IV   Black Whale at Ascalon IV 275B/V   Black Whale at Ascalon V
275B/VI   Black Whale at Ascalon VI 276   Scrollwork
279   Scrollwork with Saying 281B   Scrollwork with Saying
281C   Woman’s Head with Floral Scrollwork 287   Three German Emperors
288   Three Holy Roman Emperors 289   Drinkers with Saying
291   Minerva 292   Dogs with Saying
293   Renaissance Figures 294   Souvenir with Mythical Figures
295   Mythical Creatures with Saying 297   Figures and Saying
301   Drinkers in Hops Vines 302   Scrollwork with Saying
305   Jester with Beer and Radish 307   Child’s Stein
309   Drinkers with Saying 312   Nun
313   Mythical Creatures with Saying 314   Montgolfier Commemorative
315A   Courtly Drinking Scene 315B   Courtly Drinking Scene
316   Devilish Temptation 318   Knight
319   Mythical Battle 320   Scrollwork with Saying
325   Musical Children 328   Scrollwork with Saying
330   Scrollwork with Saying 341   Carousers
345   Barmaid 346   Renaissance Drinkers with Saying
350   Scrollwork Trumpeters with Saying 355   Scrollwork with Saying
361   Seated Diana with Hunting Symbols 363   Portraits of Famous Ancients
369   Landsknechte Carousing 371   Scrollwork with Saying
372   Scrollwork with Saying 373   German Military Leaders
376   Scrollwork with Saying 378   Guitar Player
380   Flirting Scene 386   Renaissance Drinkers
387   Geometric Pattern with Saying 394   Stork and Child
403   Carousers 404   Student
404b   Student Fox 410   Festive Courtly Scene
414A   Children 414B   Children
415   Tavern Scene 420   Ancient Deities with Saying
421   Peasant Dance 432   Village Scene
434   Scrollwork with Saying 436   Charlemagne with Coats of Arms
437   Coat-of-Arms 440   Courting Couple
441   Floral Scrollwork with Saying 444   Owl
448   Tavern Scene 451   Ancient Deities
467   Tavern Scenes 468   Hunters Drinking and Smoking
471   Decorating a Hat 473   Three Young Men
476   Hunter and Woman 477   Scrollwork with Toast
479B   Tyrolean Family Scene 495   Scrollwork with Saying
505   Tavern Scene 509   Flirting Scene
533B   Scrollwork with Saying 535   Scrollwork with Toast
539   Scrollwork 557   Renaissance Figures
558   Portraits of Famous Ancients 564   Falconer and Lover on Horseback
567   Scrollwork with Birds and Stags 572   Art Nouveau Floral Design
573   Geometric Pattern 581   Renaissance Scenes “Anno 1596”
584   Scrollwork with Saying 585   Scrollwork with Saying
588   Scrollwork 590   Scrollwork
591B   Twelve Months 592   Scrollwork Dragons with Saying
593   Scrollwork Dragons with Saying 595   Mounted Knights with Saying
598   Portraits of Famous Ancients 602A   Art Nouveau Floral Design
602B   Art Nouveau Floral Design 603   Portraits of Famous Ancients
604   Renaissance Portraits with Saying 605B   Renaissance Drinker
610B   Scrollwork with Saying 612A   Scrollwork with Saying
614   Renaissance Scenes with Saying 616   Scrollwork with Saying
623   Bardolph and Falstaff 629   Village Musicians
631   Mounted Knights with Saying 634   Child Hunters with Saying
635   Scrollwork with Saying 638   Fireman
645A   Unicorns with Saying 647   Coat-of-Arms
649   Hunting Symbols with Saying 650   Peasant Dance
659   Hunting Scenes 660   Hunting Dog and Stags
660C   Hunter and Stags 662   Teutoburg Forest Battle Scene
685b   Scrollwork with Saying 686A   Scrollwork
687C   Hops Vines 692   Knight
696   Trumpeter of Säckingen 700   Scrollwork
704   Ancient Warrior and Mythical Creatures 705   Scrollwork with Saying
717   Children 722   Children and Masks with Saying
729   Renaissance Drinking Scenes with Saying 731   Scrollwork with Toast
753   Scrollwork with Saying 757   Minerva and Mars
759   Standing Knight with Shield 770   Peasants Dancing
771   Musicians and Dancers 774   Personifications of Germany
775   Renaissance Figures 786   Boar Hunting
787   Birds in Hops Vines 790   Minerva, Achilles and Agamemnon
804   Hops Vines with Toast 815B   Renaissance Figures in Arches
816   Ancient Deities with Saying 819B   Peasant dance
821   Landsknechte 823   Scrollwork with Renaissance Portraits
824B   Decorated Hearts with Toast 825   Zither Player and Women
830   Peasant Dance 833   Peasant Dance
842   Flirting Troubadour 843   Biblical Warriors
844   Renaissance Figures 845   Barmaid and Tavern Scenes
845B   Munich Souvenir 846   Munich Souvenir
847   Flirting Troubadour 852   Tavern Scenes
853   Lovers 857   Decorated Hearts
858   Decorated Hearts with Toast 858C   Decorated Hearts with Saying
862   Three Figures 864   Biblical Figures with Saying
865   Drinkers 866   Lovers
868   Munich Child 872   Shaggy Dog
874   Scrollwork with Saying 876   Ancient Roman Deities
878   Scrollwork with Saying 880   Scrollwork with Saying
882   Teutoburg Forest Battle Scene 883   Scrollwork with Saying
888   Monkey with Boot 891   Early German Warriors
895   Scrollwork with Saying 899C   Scrollwork with Saying
902   Scrollwork with Saying 906   Renaissance Figures
910   Renaissance Drinking Scenes 913A   Faces in Circles
913B   Faces in Circles with Saying 917   Renaissance Portraits
919   Tavern Scene 930   Bowling Scene
962   Geometric Pattern with Saying 968   Flirting Scenes
969   Tavern Scene 979   Scrollwork with Saying
988   Guitar Serenade 989   Various Subjects
990   Woman with Two Suitors 991B   Tavern Scene
995   Tyrolean Dancers 1000   Tyroleans at Home
1001   Musical Cherub and Children 1002B   Wedding March
1005   Female Portrait with Cherubs 1006   Jug with Floral Friezes
1008   Tyrolean Portraits 1009   Tavern Scene
1011A   Rococo Dancers 1011B   Rococo Dancers
1012A   “Trumpeter of Säckingen” 1012B   “Farewell”
1014   Courting Couple 1015A   Rococo Dancers
1015C   Rococo Dancers 1016A   Courting Couple
1016B   Woman with Beer Stein 1033   Art Nouveau Stylized Bird
1035A   Steeplechase 1035B   Steeplechase
1035D   Steeplechase 1042   Tavern Scene
1044   Friedrich Ludwig Jahn 1059   Farewell Scene
1061   Hunter 1065   Railroad Symbols
1069   Horse and Rider 1076   Art Nouveau Floral Design
1080   “Homecoming from the War” 1082   Musical Infants
1083   Wedding March 1084   Wedding March
1090   Hops Vines with Toast 1095   Portrait with Cherubs
1103B   Art Nouveau Floral Design 1104   Art Nouveau Design
1108   “B.P.O.E.” 1113   Forest Scene and Hunting Dogs
1115   Doe and Hunting Dogs 1117   Enthroned King
1146   Art Nouveau Design 1147   Art Nouveau Floral Design
1150   Art Nouveau Floral Design 1151   Art Nouveau Grape Vines
1152   Hunter and the Goddess Diana 1172C   Hunter and the Goddess Diana
1176   Tyrolean Couple 1193   Art Nouveau Design
1205   Art Nouveau Design 1208   Medieval Courtly Scene
1209   Medieval Courtly Scene 1210   Tavern Scene
1214A   Evening Scene 1214B   Evening Scene
1215   Decorating a Hat 1216   Evening Scene
1217   Evening Scene 1218   Musicians and Dancers
1219   Gnomes Drinking Beer 1220   Evening Scene
1221   Musicians and Dancers 1222A   Hunter and the Goddess Diana
1222B   Hunter and the Goddess Diana 1223   Smoker with Pipe
1225   Smiling Face 1226   Sad Face
1228   Angry Face 1231   Smiling Face
1235   Hunter 1236   Four Seasons
1237A   Hunter and the Goddess Diana 1237B   Hunter and the Goddess Diana
1245   Art Nouveau Design with Toast 1254   Hunter and the Goddess Diana
1285A   Art Nouveau Floral Design 1299   Art Nouveau Design
1303   Art Nouveau Design 1304   Tyrolean Dancers
1305   Old Soldier Saluting 1307B   Art Nouveau Design
1315   Art Nouveau 4F Symbol 1316   Art Nouveau Design
1318   Tavern Scene 1321   Card Game
1322   Barmaid 1323   Tavern Staff and Patrons
1324   Courting Couple 1326   Flirting Scene
1327   Art Nouveau Design 1328   Art Nouveau Design
1330   Art Nouveau Hearts Design 1332   Art Nouveau Design
1333   Art Nouveau Design 1334   Tyroleans at Home
1335   Minerva, Achilles and Agamemnon 1336   Art Nouveau Design
1337   Art Nouveau Design 1338   Art Nouveau Design
1339   Art Nouveau Design 1340   Art Nouveau Design
1341   Art Nouveau Design 1342   Art Nouveau Design
1345A   Twelve Months 1345BI   Twelve Months I (Jan./Feb.)
1345BII   Twelve Months II (Mar./Apr.) 1345BIII   Twelve Months III (May/June)
1345BIV   Twelve Months IV (July/Aug.) 1345BV   Twelve Months IV (Sep./Oct.)
1345BVI   Twelve Months VI (Nov./Dec.) 1346   Four Seasons
1347   Card Game 1348A   Renaissance Musicians
1348B   Renaissance Musicians 1349   Art Nouveau Design
1353   Art Nouveau Design 1354   Art Nouveau Design
1359   Art Nouveau Floral Design with Saying 1360   Art Nouveau Design
1361   Art Nouveau Design 1362   Art Nouveau Design with Saying
1363A   Art Nouveau Design 1363B   Art Nouveau Design
1370   Munich Souvenir 1371   Munich Souvenir
1376   Art Nouveau Design 1379   Garlands with Parrots and Portraits
1380   Art Nouveau Design 1383   Two Monks
1384   Peasant and King 1386   Peasant and King
1388   Two Monks 1389   Peasant and King
1392   Art Nouveau Design 1394   Art Nouveau Design
1395   Art Nouveau Design 1396   Art Nouveau Design with Eagle Spout
1409   Art Nouveau Design 1419   Wagner’s Siegfried
1420   Wagner’s Die Walküre 1421   Wagner’s Lohengrin
1422   Wagner’s Götterdämmerung 1423   Wagner’s Parsival
1424   Art Nouveau Design 1428   St. George Slaying the Dragon
1428   Art Nouveau Design 1429   Dragon Slayer
1442   Art Nouveau Design 1444   Art Nouveau Design
1445   Art Nouveau Design 1455   Art Nouveau Design
1457A   Art Nouveau Design 1457B   Art Nouveau Design
1459   Art Nouveau Design 1463   Barmaid and Mandolin Player
1465   Farewell Scene 1471   Dancing Couple
1472   Dancing Couple 1473   “Lohengrin-Elsa”
1474   St. Hubertus 1479   Lovers
1485   Two Monks 1486   Siegfried and Kriemhilde
1487   Siegfried’s Departure 1489   Siegfried and Greyfell
1491   Art Nouveau Design 1493   Village Scene
1494   “Wedding Dance” 1496B   Belgian Coat-of-Arms
1496D   Belgian Coat-of-Arms 1510   Art Nouveau Design
1511   Art Nouveau Rosette Design 1519B   Art Nouveau Design
1521A   Art Nouveau Design 1522A   Art Nouveau Design
1522B   Art Nouveau Design 1525   Art Nouveau Design
1526   Art Nouveau Design 1527   Art Nouveau Knight
1530   Art Nouveau Design 1531   Art Nouveau Design
1547   Art Nouveau Design 1553   Art Nouveau Design
1566   Art Nouveau Design 1574   Art Nouveau Design
1585   Bearded Man Jug with Roses 1588A   Man with Grinning Face
1590   Bearded Man Jug with Shields 1597   Bearded Man Jug with Floral Scrollwork
1615   Art Nouveau Design with Saying 1616   Art Nouveau Design
1635   Art Nouveau Circle Design 1636   Art Nouveau Design
1637   Art Nouveau Design 1638   Art Nouveau Design
1640   Art Nouveau Circle Design 1641   Art Nouveau Design
1642   Art Nouveau Design 1643   Art Nouveau Design
1645   Art Nouveau Design 1654   Art Nouveau Design
1655   Art Nouveau Design 1664A   Primitive Faces
1664B   Art Nouveau Leaf Design 1665   Art Nouveau Design
1666   Art Nouveau Spiral Design 1667   Art Nouveau Design
1668   Art Nouveau Spiral Design 1669   Art Nouveau Design with Saying
1670   Art Nouveau Design 1672   Art Nouveau Design
1674   Art Nouveau Floral Design 1675   Art Nouveau Hearts Design
1676   Art Nouveau Design 1678   Art Nouveau Design
2686   Art Nouveau Design 1690   Man Toasting
1691   Man at Punch Bowl 1692   Fat Man with Pipe
1693   Man Holding Wine Glass 1726   Art Nouveau Design
1729   Art Nouveau Circle Design 1740   Art Nouveau Design
1746   Art Nouveau Design 1748   Art Nouveau Design
1754   Art Nouveau Design 1758   Art Nouveau Rosette Design
1768   Art Nouveau Rosette Design 1808   “Dance on the Alpine Meadow”
1816   “Tyrolean Life” 1866   Lovers
1961   Farewell Scene 2121   Tree of Life
2190   Art Nouveau Design 2261   Art Nouveau Design
2264   Art Nouveau Design 2270   Art Nouveau Design
2295   Art Nouveau Design 2299   Art Nouveau Design
2317   Art Nouveau Design 2347   Art Nouveau Design
2353   Art Nouveau Rosette Design 2390   Art Nouveau Hearts on Vines
2500   Art Nouveau Design 2511   Art Nouveau Design
3038   Tyrolean Dancers 3085   Musicians
3138   “Sleeping Beauty” 3198   Primitive Faces
3199   Art Deco Floral Design 3200   Art Deco Design
3201   Primitive Images with Saying 3203   Art Deco Floral Design
3214   Homing Pigeons 3234   “Farewell”
3238   Guitar Serenade 3243   Flirting Scene
3250   “Card Playing Peasants” 3251   Farewell Scene
3252   Woodcutters and Herdswomen 3258   “The Braggart”
3262   After the Hunt 3272   Beer Garden Scene
3294   Art Deco Design with Birds 3296   Art Deco Floral Design
3297   Art Deco Hops Design 3304   Art Deco Floral Design with Birds
3335   Art Deco Floral Design 3336   Art Deco Hops Design
3353   Art Deco Floral Design 3393   Art Deco Design
3426   Art Deco Design 3429   Art Deco Floral Design
3432   Art Deco Design 3435   Art Deco Barley and Hops
3455   Art Deco Design 3481   Art Deco Design
3482   Art Deco Floral Design 3484   Art Deco Design
3505   Art Deco Design 3513   Art Deco Design
3660   Reluctant Dancer 3661   Tower with Strolling Couple
3665   Tavern Scene 3666   Outdoor Drinking Scene
3692   Tavern Scene 3723   Zither Player and Woman
7007   Navy Reservist Souvenir B1A   Hops Vines with Saying
B1B   Hops Vines with Saying B1C   Hops Vines with Saying
B2B   Scenes from Falstaff B3B   Outdoor Drinking Scenes
B8B   Hunting Dogs Breaking Fence B13B   Men Drinking and Smoking
B14   Card Game
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