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
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   Rococo Dancers 430   Scrollwork
431   “Farewell” 439   “Hunter’s Tales”
441   Flirting Scene 450A   Tavern Scene
457   Tavern Scene 457A   Tavern Scene
469   Tavern Keeper and Wife 584   Outdoor Drinking Scene
589   “Farewell” 685   Kings in Arches
750   High-Wheel Bicycler 777   Tavern Scene
778   Four Seasons 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 993   Trumpeter of Säckingen
994   Renaissance Gathering 995   Figures in the Style of Holbein
999   Trumpeter of Säckingen 1000   Rococo Dancers
3600   Tyrolean Dancers


(X1)   Flirting Scene (X2)   Miner’s Lantern
(X3)   Tyrolean Dancers (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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