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Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia
Aussig an der Elbe, Austro - Hungarian Empire. Now Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.
Hersteller / Manufacturer
Known dates:1841 - 1948.
Johann Maresch, born 1821 became partners with Adolf Baehr around 1841. Baehr and Maresch Siderolith Fabrik was located on the corner of Teplitzerstraße & Johannesstraße, Aussig an der Elbe. Reinhold Hanke worked here as an apprentice modeller between 1853 and 1858. Originally they marked their wares with B & M, but around 1863, they switched to the famous JM markings. They used an "ironstone" clay mixture: a type of porcelain that is more durable, having more strength and weight than fine porcelain. Their production was extensive. Their wares were shipped far and wide. In 1890, Ferdinand his son took over the family business and for nine years kept the factory name the same, but eventually changing it to Ferdinand Maresch. Siderolith, Majolika and Terracotta Fabrik. He however, did not change the distinctive JM markings. During the early 1900's the company prospered under his management, exporting to the rest of Europe and America. The factory was run by Ferdinand until his death on August 2, 1940. The factory kept producing its ceramic wares, but hard times were about to come upon Europe. The factory halted production in 1944 and finally closed in 1948.

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Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 13-11-4-3
Stein #9736, right hand view

Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 13-09-13-3
High Relief Plate #5268

Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 13-09-13-2
Basemark on featured plate above.

Johann Maresch 4
Plaque 5232 with impressed mark.

Johann Maresch 5
Basemark on featured plaque above

Johann Maresch 3


Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 13-11-4-1
0.5 litre stein #9736, front view
"Lustig gelebt und seelig gestorben hat 
dem Teufel die Rechnung verdorben” 
A fun life and a blessed death, spoils the devil’s bill.

Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 13-11-4-4
 #9736 basemark on above stein.

Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 13-09-13-1
A very handsome bust, presumably of a Cossack

Johann Maresch Siderolith Majolica & Terracottafabrik, Bohemia 1









Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 13-11-4-2
Stein #9736, left hand view

Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 13-09-13-5
High relief Plate #5234

Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 13-09-13-4
Basemark on featured plate above.

Johann Maresch. Siderolith- Majolica - Terracotta - Fabrik, Bohemia 11-4-16-1
Master Stein / Large jug

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