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
223   Drinker at Beer Barrel 225   Scrollwork with Saying
226   Farewell Scene 227   “Farewell”
229   Scrollwork with Saying 230   Drinking Gnomes with Saying
232B   Renaissance Drinker 233   Gnomes with Saying
237   Tavern Scene 238   Peasant Dance
238C   Peasant Dance 239   Four Seasons
242   Renaissance Drinker 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 292   Dogs with Saying
294   Souvenir with Mythical Figures 295   Mythical Creatures with 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 330   Scrollwork with Saying
341   Carousers 345   Barmaid
346   Renaissance Drinkers with Saying 350   Scrollwork Trumpeters with Saying
361   Seated Diana with Hunting Symbols 363   Portraits of Famous Ancients
369   Landsknechte Carousing 371   Scrollwork with Saying
372   Scrollwork with Saying 374   Moltke the Elder
376   Scrollwork with Saying 380   Tavern 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
441   Floral Scrollwork with Saying 444   Owl
448   Tavern Scene 451   Ancient Deities
467   Tavern Scenes 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 685b   Scrollwork with Saying
687C   Hops Vines 692   Knight
696   Trumpeter of Säckingen 700   Scrollwork
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 787B   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   Renaissance Peasants 821   Landsknechte
823   Scrollwork with Renaissance Portraits 824b   Decorated Hearts with Toast
825   Zither Player and Women 830   Renaissance Peasants
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 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 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
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 Children
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.” 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 1235A   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   Old Soldier Saluting
1303   Art Nouveau Design 1304   Tyrolean Dancers
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
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 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 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 Design 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
3238   Guitar Serenade 3243   Flirting Scene
3250   “Card Playing Peasants” 3251   Farewell Scene
3252   Woodcutters and Herdswomen 3258   “The Braggart”
3262   After the Hunt 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
3513   Art Deco Design 3661   Tower with Strolling Couple
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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