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Posted 7 months ago

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vetraio50
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How many times have I said to myself "Don't buy anything with chips, Kev!"? Useless advice to oneself. Is there a term for this type of behaviour? Anyhow, I gave in and paid a few dollars for this box ..... because it interested me. The design interests me still. I love boxes too!

Boxes are the stuff of hoarders.

You can hide things within!

It's being used to hide some keys.
Keys that unlock other boxes full of treasures.
I think this was originally a tobacco jar or maybe a butter box.
Suggestions?

German Steinware interests me. Blue and white (no ...... it's grey). Westerwald. There are some wonderful sites to help one with the Stein information. The symbol was not one that immediately leapt to mind but it took me no more than five minutes to find here:
http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=stein164

The symbol is a stylised potter's wheel.
"A trapezoidal, "no text", version of the impressed stylised potter's wheel, used from 1879 - 1964"

Design number: 2852

That's a wide period of time so in order to come up with a date I'm asking for your input.

I like the finial handle.
It is very Deco to my eye.
I'm thinking late twenties, early thirties.

A designer?
No idea.
School of Powolny?
Looking for input here too!

Here's the tease on the net:
Marzi & Remy.

Rheinstraße 19-25 & 60, Höhr, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. (now Höhr-Grenzhausen, Rhineland-Palatinate).

Steinzeugwarenfabrik und Zinngiesserei / Stoneware manufacturer and pewterer.

The factory was founded in 1879, but was was first licenced on the 1st January 1880, by Anton Marzi & his brother in law Simon Peter Remy (b.29 6.1835 - d.24.1.1919). Gustav Thinwiebel joined from the beginning as a modeller. A pewter foundry was added in 1881. Initially they produced only blue-grey salt glazed stoneware, but in 1883 started to successfully produce cream stoneware, "Elfenbeinsteinzeug". About this time they were employing about a hundred workers, but in 1907 to 1910 saw a period of strikes and recession. In 1924, following the death of A.Marzi, his son in law, Johann Otto Bühler took over management and also the ownership of the company when S.P.Remy's son, Werner (b.16.11.1889) left the company in 1931. The company was not exempt from the recession of the 1930's and suffered greatly. J.O.Bühler's son Otto took over in 1941, followed by his grandson, Otto George Bühler in 1953. Under his management the old round ovens were replaced by tunnel ovens which replaced batch production with continuous production. During this time Marzi & Remy enjoyed being part of the "German economic miracle". However this was not to last and the company was sold to S.P.Gerz in 1994.
The following designers either designed the pottery for Marzi & Remy, or put their decoration on standard pieces.

Peter Behrens, (Johann Wilhelm) Karl Görig, Theodor Otto Hahn, Carl Moos, Albin Camillo Müller, Otto Ludwig Naegele, Paul Neu, Franz Ringer, August Roeseler, Theodor Schmidt, Emanuel von Seidl, Gustav Thinwiebel, Henry Clemens van de Velde, Paul Wynand, Bruno Mauder, Richard Riemerschmid and Karl Goerig have all been mentioned.

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 months ago
    stunning !!! very beautiful!! , real love this :)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN!
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 months ago
    your very welcome Kevin:)
  4. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Gorgeous! I really love this.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Hey thanks to you again AIMATHENA!
  6. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 months ago
    You are very welcome Vetraio =^) have a great night
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Just a quick link to Steinmarks. Very handy site.
    http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=stein164
  8. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Great link!
  9. inky inky, 7 months ago
    Very nice vetraio50..really like this..great photos too!...:-)
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks inky. I appreciate the comments. These are with the phone camera.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks COBBAH & FLEDERMAUS too!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks MIKELV & ANTIQUES-IN-NJ too!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks NADIA!
  14. freiheit freiheit, 7 months ago
    I love it, and I am glad you bought it. The other day I saw the most beautiful hand painted vase, signed by the artist. It was German, most likely mid to late 1800's. It had a few chips on the bottom. My husband told me not to get it because it was "broken" and I listened. After coming home, we both changed our minds and wanted to go back to get it. No need to say that for $10 at GW someone else found it worth to buy it even with a few chips:(
  15. Zowie Zowie, 7 months ago
    I really love this style it's appealing to me a piece I would of loved to cook in I know shouldn't but it really has that appeal to me love it.
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks FREIHEIT, GARY, ZOWIE, GARGOYLECOLLECTOR, AGHCOLLECT & AUSTROALEXANDER for the Loves and Kind Comments!
  17. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 months ago
    Laughing and laughing about the box/hoarder comment. I just snuck in a 30's woman's glove box...which was full!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Clever Woman! Full of gloves or ........?
  19. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 months ago
    Nope, treasure!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Better!
  21. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 months ago
    Hee hee...will try and post tomorrow.
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks Amber, Jarrod, Sarah and SMIATA too!

    I apologise DON, many thanks again belatedly!
  23. Zowie Zowie, 7 months ago
    As always it's a pleasure.
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks PETEY, LEAH, SARAH, MARY AND ZOWIE too!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME1!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks TOM61375!
  27. tom61375 tom61375, 7 months ago
    You are very welcome vetraio50! And thank you for the info you gave me on my Boda decanter a while back! =)
  28. Zowie Zowie, 7 months ago
    As always a pleasure my mind always seems to go to a hut in the middle of a jungle each time I see this piece. Keep well
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks AMANDAADDAMSAUCTIONS!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks EYE4BEAUTY & TOM61375 too!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks ALDO78!
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks Manikin!
  33. valentino97 valentino97, 6 months ago
    See we all love it - chips and all. I have many chipped items that I justify - "well, this is for me, I can't sell it"
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Indeed v97! It is sitting beside me still with the keys. It's a user! I brought out an old Orrefors user the other day too .... A real favourite that is badly scratched .... Probably by someone who didn't take the diamonds off before doing the cleaning. An old Edvard Hald optic vase with a black base. It just glows even with these scratches. When you put water in it they all disappear. Add some flowers and it just holds them to perfection.
  35. valentino97 valentino97, 6 months ago
    There you have it - well done - enjoy your stuff! Flowers bring new life and reminds you that many others have enjoyed w/flowers before us...
  36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks ZOWIE & NORDICMAN!
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks ZZEPPELIN!
  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN & AGHCOLLECT too!
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks PICKRKNOWS!
  40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Thanks MIkkO!

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