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Franz (Ritter von) Stuck
Prinzregentenstraße 60, Munich. Bavaria.
Entwerfer-Künstler / Designer Artist
Franz Stuck was born 24th Feb.1863, in Tettenweis Nr. Passau, the son of a village miller. 
He designed three steins, in 1891, for Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2007, #2008, #2009, all themed on various subjects in the poem "The Trumpeter of Säckingen" published in 1853 by Joseph Victor von Scheffel (b.1826 - d.1886). 
He was rewarded with a knighthood (Ritter von) by Prinzregent Luitpold of Bavaria on the 9th Dec. 1905, which was confirmed in the "nobility directory" on the 2nd Jan 1906, after which time he assumed the name of Franz Ritter von Stuck. He died 30th August 1928, in Munich.
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Franz von Stuck 4
Impressed mark on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2007
"Hiddigeigei the Cat", dated 1891.

Franz von Stuck 2
Impressed mark on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2007
"Hiddigeigei the Cat"

Franz von Stuck 5
Impressed mark on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2008
"God protect thee", dated 1897.

Franz von Stuck 1
Impressed mark on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2009.
"Werner & Margarete". Dated 1897.

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