Gerz, Fox Handle, Boar Hunting Scene, Lid Covered, Ceramic Beer Stein.
Gerz, Fox Handle, Boar Hunting Scene, Lid Covered Ceramic Beer Stein Mug, Stamped 'GERZ MADE IN GERMANY SEIT 1862,' Mark Used after 1949.
The pottery of Peter Gerz II was established in 1835. It was located in Höhr at Kirchstraße 1-3 (now Töpferstraße). Peter's son, Simon Peter Gerz I joined the business in 1857. Only five years later in 1862, it got government approval. The new name of the firm was Gerz & Söhne.
In 1873, Philip Jacob Gerz (son of Simon Peter Gerz I) took over the business. The next owners since 1886 were Sebastian Maas and Johann Reitz. Sebastian Maas son had the same name as his father. He was nicknamed Jean. He restructered the company and renamed it in 1930 as Gerz-Krug- und Steinzeugmanufaktur Inhaber Jean Maas. His widow ran it until 1965.
The factory was relocated to Sessenbach in 1966. After it went bankrupt in the 1990s. A new company was formed in Hillscheid.
Item Code - CER4F4049HAE
Width: 5 1/4" Height: 9 3/8" Depth: 3 5/8" Weight: 980 g
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