Oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur Eduard Kick in Amberg
Porzellan- und Steingutfabrik, sowie Kaolinschlämmerei / Manufacturers of porcelain & earthenware and kaolin treatment.
Eduard Kick is believed to have founded a faience factory in 1759. One of his successors, also named Eduard Kick took over 50% over the ownership of the factory in 1843, followed by full ownership in 1846. Kick is thought to have co-operated at some time with Dorfner & Co. and subsequently had a commercial tie up, exchanging moulds, skills etc. When the Royal Porcelain Factory in Ludwigsburg closed in 1824, Kick purchased 97 moulds, which he put into production. Kick died in 1880 and his brother-in-law Wenzeslaus Rasel took over the company. His sons Hans Rasel, and Commerce Chairman Eduard W. Rasel closed the factory producing steins etc in 1910. However the allied mining company continues up to the current day.
Reference: Character Steins Current company