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Posted 4 years ago


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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, 4 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, 4 years ago
    Thanks stefdesign, that actually helps a lot and is good to know :)
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Here's a good starting point:

    Can I also suggest Steve?

    Good luck with your research!
  4. weboys10, 11 months 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):

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