Marzi & Remy.
Rheinstraße 19-25 & 60, Höhr, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. (now Höhr-Grenzhausen, Rhineland-Palatinate).
Steinzeugwarenfabrik und Zinngiesserei / Stoneware manufacturer and pewterer.
The factory was founded in 1879, but was was first licenced on the 1st January 1880, by Anton Marzi & his brother in law Simon Peter Remy (b.29 6.1835 - d.24.1.1919). Gustav Thinwiebel joined from the beginning as a modeller. A pewter foundry was added in 1881. Initially they produced only blue-grey salt glazed stoneware, but in 1883 started to successfully produce cream stoneware, "Elfenbeinsteinzeug". About this time they were employing about a hundred workers, but in 1907 to 1910 saw a period of strikes and recession. In 1924, following the death of A.Marzi, his son in law, Johann Otto Bühler took over management and also the ownership of the company when S.P.Remy's son, Werner (b.16.11.1889) left the company in 1931. The company was not exempt from the recession of the 1930's and suffered greatly. J.O.Bühler's son Otto took over in 1941, followed by his grandson, Otto George Bühler in 1953. Under his management the old round ovens were replaced by tunnel ovens which replaced batch production with continuous production. During this time Marzi & Remy enjoyed being part of the "German economic miracle". However this was not to last and the company was sold to S.P.Gerz in 1994.
The following designers either designed the pottery for Marzi & Remy, or put their decoration on standard pieces.
Peter Behrens (Johann Wilhelm) Karl Görig Theodor Otto Hahn Carl Moos Albin Camillo Müller Otto Ludwig Naegele Paul Neu Franz Ringer
August Roeseler Theodor Schmidt Emanuel von Seidl Gustav Thinwiebel Henry Clemens van de Velde Paul Wynand
References: Character Steins Capacity Marks Twisted Vine Handles Westerwald Adressbuch Character Steins Catalogue Remy Family History
Marzi & Remy Centennial stein. 1879 - 1979.
Anton Marzi. Born Unknown - Died 1924.
A trapezoidal version of the impressed stylised potter's wheel, used from 1879 - 1964, with unique
"Made in Germany" mark.
A trapezoidal, "no text", version of the impressed stylised potter's wheel, used from 1879 - 1964.
A trapezoidal, "with text", version of the impressed stylised potter's wheel, used from 1879 - 1964.
A trapezoidal, "with text, no Höhr", version of the impressed stylised potter's wheel, used from 1879 - 1964.
Ink stamp on #992 "Erinnerung an das Nord Deutsche Sanger Bundes Fest. Wien 1890”
Touch mark on pewter lid on "Black Handled"
stein #992, decoration number 2087.
Basemark of Marzi & Remy #562.
The significance of the "R" is unknown.