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Oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur Eduard Kick in Amberg

Amberg, Bavaria.
Porzellan- und Steingutfabrik, sowie Kaolinschlämmerei / Manufacturers of porcelain & earthenware and kaolin treatment.

Simon Hezendörfer founded a faience factory in 1759. Eduard Kick purchased 50% 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.
After the Royal Porcelain Factory in Ludwigsburg closed in 1824, Kick purchased ninety seven of their moulds, which he used for production of both porcelain and Steingut. It is also known that Kick constructed new porcelain (high temperature) ovens in 1860. However, by 1905, they were no longer advertising porcelain as part of their product range.
Kick died childless in 1880 and his brother-in-law Wenzeslaus Rasel took over the company. By 1905 his sons, Hans Rasel and Commerce Chairman Eduard W. Rasel, were running the company, however they closed the ceramics factory producing steins etc. in 1910 or 1911, due to foreign competition. T
he allied mining company continues to the current day.

Reference: Character Steins  Current company


Oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur Eduard Kick in Amberg 13-12-3-2
This 1/2 litre Porcelain stein is seen more often in its decorated state of brown robes and a black skull cap. It was made with a variety of lithophanes.

Oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur Eduard Kick in Amberg 13-12-3-1
This mark beneath the handle of the above stein,
is attributed to E. Kick
 


Oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur Eduard Kick in Amberg 3
Advertisement dated 1883. 
N.B. This includes porcelain as part of the range, 
whereas the advertisement, dated 1905, at top, lists 
earthenware and majolica ware but no porcelain .


Oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur Eduard Kick in Amberg 16-3-27-1
Nun stein with identical base moulding to the
white Monk, but with Nun lid.
E. Kick 1
Earthenware stein, a copy of
Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach 
#24, designed by
Ludwig Foltz II,
 thought to be in the 
date range 1865 - 1875.

Oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur E. Kick in Amberg 2
This mark on the above stein, is attributed to E. Kick


oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur Eduard Kick in Amberg 16-3-27-2
Side view of Nun stein showing "question mark" handle attributed to E. Kick.
Oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur Eduard Kick in Amberg 16-3-27-3
One of several lithophanes which can be seen in both Monk & Nun steins.

Oberpfälzer Steingutmanufaktur Eduard Kick in Amberg 13-11-11-1
Illustration of 1905, when the firm of Eduard Kick 
was managed by Hans & Eduard W. Rasel, 
five or six years prior to the pottery factory closure.
 

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