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Large Made in Western Germany Stein - Father Christmas - Can't identify mark - help!! :)

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Posted 3 years ago

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Sherri9099
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I found this at a Thrift Store today and can't identify the marking. It's a "W" or an "M" in a half circle (disregard the magic marker mark on it - that's from the thrift store and I need to wash that off). It almost seems like the Merkelbach marking with the R in front of it. It stand about 10 inches tall and about 8 inches wide including the handle. I believe that's Father Christmas on the front, but I'm not even sure of that... Any info/help/thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    You asked for thoughts, so I'll just throw this one out: generally Ms have straight sides and Ws have angled sides. Yours has angled sides, and is also under the number, indicating, in my mind, that it's a W. But that's just a thought. I have no clue about German pottery of any kind.
  2. Sherri9099, 3 years ago
    Thanks stefdesign, that actually helps a lot and is good to know :)
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Here's a good starting point:
    http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=stein770

    Can I also suggest Steve?
    http://www.steveonsteins.com/

    Good luck with your research!
  4. weboys10, 1 month ago
    It may be too late for your needs but maybe someone else later will find this response helpful. I just came across a stein with the same markings & after reading stefdesign's comment, realized that it's a C with a W inside it. From there I found that it's made by Werner Corzelius. Check out this link for more information (looks like a great stein marks resource for bookmarking): http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=stein344

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