Wiedamann / E.F.W. / E.W. Regensburg (Eugen Wiedamann)(Richard Wiedamann)
Brückstraße 4, Regensburg, Bavaria.
Zinngießermeister / Master pewterer
The Wiedamann pewter dynasty started with Friedrich Adam Wiedamann (b.1791) who founded the company in 1821, followed by Friedrich Eugen (b.1835),
Eugen Friedrich (b.1873-d.1954), Richard Eugen (b.1905) & Richard Eugen Ernst (b.14th May 1932 - d.6th January 2011).
Some art nouveau designers were mentioned in the 1915 catalogue:
Chr. Metzger for some household wares, together with Iwan Seligmann and
Friedrich Adler, for modern style Judaica.
The workshop was closed in 1975, but the shop at Brückstraße 4, is still in business today, selling steins, pewterware and other souvenirs, all purchased from manufacturers.
Wiedamann's workshop manager Heinrich Rappl purchased the foundry equipment in 1975 and continued the pewter business under the name of Zinngießerei Rappl.
This business is now located in Lappersdorf-Kaulhausen, a local village, north-west of Regensburg.
Exported to Black Starr & Gorham of New York, United States, presumably between 1940 & 1962.
Purchase stein bodies from: August Saeltzer Reinhold Merkelbach Marzi & Remy Zinkl Thenn & Co.
References: Wiedamann Rappl Haus Wiedamann Richard Wiedamann Irmgard und Werner Endres, pages 384/385 + 394 Uni-Heidelberg
Photograph of Brückstraße 4, taken September 2012.
Master stein (Unknown manufacturer) dated 1950 - 1975.
Cast mark from lid on a Reinhold Merkelbach stein,
which had the oval R.M. in G. mark, dated 1945 - 1964.
Touch mark on lid of E.W. Regensburg stein, exported to Black, Starr & Gorham and dedicated in October 1955.
E.W. Regensburg mark, dated 1950 - 1975.
E.W. Regensburg mark, on underside of featured stein lid,
dated 1950 - 1975.
Impressed mark in base from featured stein,
dated 1950 - 1975. N.B. "Made in Germany"
Impressed mark into stein base with pewter foot.
Mark on the underside of the lid fitted to a post-war Marzi & Remy #2790.