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(Akt.-Ges.) Wick-Werke, Vereinigte Fabriken Merkelbach & Wick u. Merkelbach, Stadelmann & Co.
/ Wick-Werke (Akt.-Ges.)

Head Office: Bahnstraße 9, which was renamed Westerwaldstraße 9, Gartenstraße 3, Grenzhausen, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. (now Höhr-Grenzhausen, Rhineland Palatinate)
Steingut- und Steinzeugfabrik, Kunsttöpferei sowie Zinngiesserei / Earthenware & stoneware art pottery as well as pewterer. 

Based on a company agreement of 14th January 1922, Wick-Werke, Vereinigte Fabriken Merkelbach & Wick u. Merkelbach, Stadelmann & Co, was registered as a public limited company or Aktiengesellschaft  on 7th March 1922 and changed the name to Akt. - Ges. Wick-Werke, Vereinigte Fabriken Merkelbach & Wick u. Merkelbach, Stadelmann & Co. 498 of the 2500 shares went to Emma Wick, née Merkelbach, wife of (Konrad) Ludwig, Wilhelm (Willy) Wick and Rudolf Georg Friedrich Wick, with the rest going to Kurt Gretschel, Commercial Director of Triptis / Thuringia, together with the bankers, Gebrüder Arnhold of Dresden. (Konrad) Ludwig Wick still supplied the artistic lead. By 1927, whilst still retaining the Wick-Werke name, Triptis A.G. had become the new proprietors. By decision of the board of directors on 4th March 1936  the company's name was changed to Wick-Werke Aktiengesellschaft. In 1935/6, Roderich Gretschel was replaced by (son?) C. Gretschel. In 1937 Wick-Werke Aktiengesellschaft changed the type of company from a public limited company or Aktien-Gesellschaft to a partnership or Kommanditgesellschaft and therefore also its company name to Wick-Werke. By 1941, the longtime deputy, Paul Wilsch was running the company, with members of the Gretschel family running company branches in Oberlanstein & Vienna. Wick-Werke continued in production until the business became bankrupt in 1984. The factory was demolished in 1999.
The following designers either designed the pottery for Wick-Werke, or put their decoration on standard pieces.
Theodor Otto Hahn  Carl Moos  Paul Neu  Franz Ringer

References: Character Steins  Porcelain Marks & More  Capacity Marks  Westerwald Adressbuch


(A.G.) Wick-Werke 12-5-26-1
Impressed mark. Aktiengesellschaft (AG) Wick-Werke, c/w "Made in Germany", dated c.1921 to the mid 1950's. It has also been seen in conjunction with "Western Germany" impressions.

Wick Werke 5
Impressed mark. Aktiengesellschaft (AG) Wick-Werke, dated c.1921 - to the mid 1950's.

(A.G.) Wick-Werke 12-8-15-1
Impressed mark. Aktiengesellschaft (AG) Wick-Werke, dated c.1921 - to the mid 1950's. In this case seen with the "Made in Western Germany" mark.

(A.G.) Wick-Werke, Vereinigte Fabriken Merkelbach & Wick, Merkelbach, Stadelmann & Co. / (A.G.) Wick-Werke 12-4-23-1
Impressed mark. Aktiengesellschaft (AG) Wick-Werke, dated c.1921 - to the mid 1950's.
U.S. Occupied Zone occurred between 1945 and 1949.



Wick Werke 012
Military stein, Christmas 1938.

Wick Werke 10
Impressed mark. C.1921 - 1960

Wick-Werke 9
Impressed mark. C.1921 - 1960

AG Wick Werke 001
One of the 2500 original share documents, 
valued at 1000 Marks each, when issued, 
of AG Wick-Werke, signed June 1922. 
This was revalued on 18/4/1932 to 100 Reichsmarks
(Click to enlarge)


Wick-Werke 10
Impressed nested "W"s. C.1960 - 1984,
combined with capacity mark.

Wick-Werke 11
Impressed nested "W"s. C.1960 - 1984,
c/w "Made in Western Germany"

(A.G.) Wick-Werke, Vereinigte Fabriken Merkelbach & Wick, Merkelbach, Stadelmann & Co. / (A.G.) Wick-Werke 12-7-17-1
Impressed nested "W"s. C.1960 - 1984,
c/w "Germany".

(A.G.) Wick-Werke, Vereinigte Fabriken Merkelbach & Wick, Merkelbach, Stadelmann & Co. / (A.G.) Wick-Werke 11-1
Impressed single "W" on stein with
Original King ink stamp on the base.

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