Rare Jacob Scharvogel Stein - Darmstadts Artist Colony - Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie. Put the Man back in Merman with this German art nouveau stein. Stoneware with pewter lid and figural handle. The mark on the side looks like 2/2 L for a half liter.
Fascinating history excerpted from website steinmarks(dot)co(dot)uk. Scharvogel joined Villeroy & Boch in the Mettlach mozaic factory (as opposed to the stoneware factory) in the latter half of 1883, as the Work's Engineer and Deputy Director as well as Drawing Office Manager.On the 31st August 1885 he married the heiress Sophie Vohsen b. 1942, also from Mainz, and subsequently went on to have two daughters: Gertrud b. 1951 and Clothilde Juliane b. Later in 1885, he became head of V&B's distribution centre, based in Leipzig, Saxony, where his main task was the promotion and execution of projects using architectural ceramics. In 1887 he won a gold medal at the "Internationale Ausstellung für Volksernährung und Kochkunst" and in 1897 a silver medal at the "Sächsisch-Thüringische Industrie- und Gewerbeausstellung", both exhibitions being in Leipzig. This was excellent training for his next step, which was to open his own "Kunsttöpferei" (art pottery) in Munich on the 7th December 1898. Collaborating with some of the most prestigious designers of the day, including Theodor Schmuz-Baudiss, Walter Magnussen and Ludwig Habich, he specialised in producing high value items influenced by Japanese and Chinese designs and glazes. In 1904 he co-founded the company, Grossherzogliche Keramische Manufaktur G. For the price of 55,000 Marks, which left him free to concentrate on the building of the new factory in Darmstadt. Production started here in the spring of 1906 and had considerable artistic success, focussing on architectural and garden products, with inspiration coming from the designers of the "Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie" (Darmstadt's Artist Colony). Commercially, however, it was a failure. On 28th July 1913, Scharvogel was informed by registered letter, from the majority shareholder, the government of Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse, that his contract would be terminated on the 1st December 1913...
Jakob Julius Scharvogel and the Scharvogel Kunsttöpferei, München, Flachsmarktstraße 21, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. Mettlach, Saar Leipzig, Saxony Zielstattstraße 38, Obersendling.
Munich, Bavaria Darmstadt, Hesse Munich, Bavaria. The item "Rare Jacob Scharvogel Beer Stein German Art Nouveau c. 1900 Merman Mermaid" is in sale since Sunday, December 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".The seller is "zappaloosa" and is located in Northbrook, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.