J.L. Knoedgen Stein Catalog

The firm of J.L. Knoedgen, first ceramics factory to be located in the Westerwald town of Ransbach (now Ransbach-Baumbach), was founded in 1892 by Jacob Leopold Knoedgen. By 1910 the firm had grown to employ some 45 workers. Following Knoedgen’s death in 1935, management of the company was turned over to his son Richard, who continued producing beer steins until 1950, at which point production was shifted to other ceramic household items more in tune with Germany’s post-WWII requirements. For more about the company see “J.L. Knoedgen Revealed”.

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183   Four Seasons 326   Bicycler
356   Rowboaters 357   Heidelberg Student and Barmaid
358   Hunter’s Farewell 370   Trumpeter of Säckingen
373   “Poachers in the Herder’s Hut” 375   Gymnast with Flag
378   Ancient Battle Scene 379   Flirting Scene
382   Tyrolean Dancers 383   Tyrolean Dancers
388   Tyrolean Dancers 390   Lohengrin’s Departure
391   Flirting Scene 393   Lohengrin’s Departure
394   Lohengrin’s Departure 396   Hunting Scene
398   Card Game 399   Zither Player and Women
403   Hunting Scene 406   Various Subjects
407   Hunting Scene 419   Hunter’s Farewell
423   “Hunter’s Tales” 424   Brewmaster and Woman
425   “Farewell” 426   Beer Garden Scene
427   Flirting Scene 428   Dancing Couple
430   Scrollwork 431   “Farewell”
439   “Hunter’s Tales” 440   Brewer and Woman
441   Flirting Scene 450A   Tavern Scene
457   Tavern Scene 457A   Tavern Scene
469   Tavern Keeper and Wife 470   “Queen Louise”
584   Outdoor Drinking Scene 589   “Farewell”
591   Tavern Scene 665   Tavern Scene
666   Tavern Scene 667   Tavern Scene
685   Kings in Arches 750   High-Wheel Bicycler
773   Ancient Battle Scene 777   Tavern Scene
778   Four Seasons 807   Tyrolean Couple
822   Trumpeter of Säckingen 933   Defregger Images
937   “Sleeping Beauty” 940   “The Surprise”
941   “Farewell” 942   “The First Kiss”
943   “Act of Love” 946   “Young Werner with the Baron”
951   Tavern Scene 952   Angel with Lyre
953   Landsknecht and Woman 956   Drinker
958   Couple Winding Yarn 960   Forest Scene with Deer
961   Tyrolean Couple 963   Courting Couple
964   Drinker with Toast 966   Courting Couple
969   General Tilly 971   Ancient Battle Scene
981   Rococo Couple 982   Rococo Couple
983   Rococo Children 984   Rococo Couple
991   Dancing Couple 993   Trumpeter of Säckingen
994   Renaissance Gathering 995   Figures in the Style of Holbein
999   Trumpeter of Säckingen 1000   Dancing Couple
3600   Tyrolean Dancers 7691   Woman with Two Suitors


(X1)   Flirting Scene (X2)   Miner’s Lantern
(X4)   Tyrolean Dancers with Saying (X5)   Fishing Stories
(X6)   Watchman Carrying Drinker Home to Wife (X7)   Playing Cards
(X8)   Hunter Frog
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