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Jean Beck

Schwindstraße 11/13, Munich, Bavaria

Entwerfer-Künstler /  Designer Artist

Dates known:born Mettlach, 1862 & died Munich 1938. Active 1898 - 1935.

He trained at Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach, Wächtersbach Keramik and worked at Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen.

At the end of the nineteenth century he founded his own design workshop and sales outlet in Munich.. 

His motivation  was to produce a quality product and then learn how to have it mass produced. Franz Scholze produced a lot of decoration work for Jean Beck.

Designed for:Villeroy & Boch - MettlachHeinrich Waffler.

Reference: Jean Beck  Jean Beck Archive Jean Beck Archiv  Jean Beck


Jean Beck 13-6-5-1
"Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles", dated 1914, showing the Imperial Prussian Eagle and celebrating the introduction of the 1914 Iron Cross.

Jean Beck 13-6-7-1
From a catalogue dated 1919.





Jean Beck 13-6-5-2
Thumbpull on the featured stein on left,
showing the 1914 version of the Iron Cross.

Jean Beck 13-6-5-3
Base ink stamp on  featured stein on left, possibly done under contract by 

Franz Scholze.



Jean Beck 16-1-9-2
1/2 litre Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach stein,
#1525 Dec. No. 587.

Jean Beck 16-1-9-1
Jean Beck's initials on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach stein, immediately above.

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