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Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.)

Kirchstraße 5-7, (now Töpferstraße 7/49) Höhr, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. (now Höhr-Grenzhausen, Rhineland-Palatinate).
Steinzeugfabrik / Stoneware manufacturer.
Hoflieferanten des Herzogs von Nassau / Supplier to the Dukes of Nassau

Simon Peter Gerz I was born on 13th September 1830.
He founded his company in 1857, possibly on an existing family pottery business that dated back as far as 1810. His company finally received its licence to produce in 1862. 
(There was another Simon Peter Gerz (b.1833, d.1908, in Höhr, who used the suffix "II" to differentiate himself from S.P.G. I. He was father of Alois Jacob Gerz of
Roßkopf und Gerz).
Simon Peter Gerz I, died 12th September 1893 and was succeeded by his son-in-law Alphons Wilhelm Lötschert (b.17th April 1863 - d.24th November 1945). The company became a G.m.b.H. on the 5th August 1897. The company's products were distributed as well, through Steinzeugwerke Höhr Grenzhausen Gmbh marketing organisation between 1912-1918. The original company continued until 1997. 
There is a new company, of the same name, but owned by Domex, currently in Hillscheid, Rhineland Palatinate.

The following designers either designed the pottery for Simon Peter Gerz I, or put their decoration on standard pieces: 
Peter Behrens  Anton Kilian "Karl" Beuler  Rudy Dekker  Fritz Hellmuth Ehmcke  Bruno Mauder  Carl Moos  Albin Müller  Wilhelm Ratelbeck  Paul Wynand

Reference: 
John McGregor  Don Birschel  Capacity Marks  Character Steins  Westerwald Adressbuch  Domex  Character Steins Catalogue  MySteinCollection


Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 12-4-24-1
An advertisement from Führer durch Höhr, dated 1907

Simon Peter Gerz I 2
Impressed mark before approximately 1893

Simon Peter Gerz I 1
Impressed mark before approximately 1893

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.)13-3-21-1
Early unmarked salt-glazed stein with set-on lid, #841, dated late 1800's.

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-8-1-1
Post 1949 impressed mark.

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-6-10-2


Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-01
Modern inkstamp

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 12-3-16-1
Modern Ink stamp (1949 - 1990 West Germany)

Simon Peter Gerz I 36
Modern "Gerzit" ink stamp. 1960 - 1990.
(1949 - 1990 West Germany)


Simon Peter Gerz 12
Modern Ink Stamp (1949 - 1990 West Germany)

Simon Peter Gerz 11
Modern "stick-on" Plaque 1982

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-8-1-4
Anheuser-Buch brewery stein
made under contract by Gerz.


Gerz 00034
Fireman (Gerz Cat. No. 638)

Simom Peter Gerz 017
Modern cast pewter lid

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-01
Modern ink stamp (1949 - 1990 West Germany)

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-8-1-3
Modern ink stamp

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 19
Modern ink stamp

Sp Gerz 9
Modern Ink stamp 1990 - 1997

Sp Gerz 7
Modern "Gerzit" ink stamp. 1960 - 1990.
(1949 - 1990 West Germany)

Simon Peter Gerz I G.m.b.H 0000012
Modern "Gerzit Staffel Stoneware" ink stamp. 1960 - 1990.
(1949 - 1990 West Germany)

Simon Peter Gerz I G.m.b.H0000013
Modern "Staffel Stoneware" ink stamp. 1960 - 1990.
(1949 - 1990 West Germany)

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 12-4-23-1
Modern "Staffel" integrated with the capacity mark.

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-6-10-1
Aluminised sticker on the base of a modern
"Comic Tyrolese Man" Character stein.

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-7-25-1
Modern Lithographed stein.
C/w modern paper label (1949 - 1990 Western Germany)

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-7-31-1
This mark is on the base of a stein, identical to the one above depicting a "Dirndl", the nation and date of manufacture is unknown.

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-7-30-2
This mark is on the base of a stein depicting a "Dirndl", the nation and date of manufacture is unknown.

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-7-30-1
This mark is on the base of a stein depicting a "Dirndl", This stein was almost certainly made in China after 1997.


Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 12-11-29-1

Advertisement featured in the
Ceramical Address Book of 1883. 

Simon Peter Gerz 18
Impressed mark after approximately 1893

S. P. Gerz 1 G.m.b.H 0031
Impressed Gerz mark together with a distributor's mark (B. & C.) whose name remains unknown.

Simon Peter Gerz 1 G.m.b.H 1
Impressed Gerz mark together with "Fabrikmarke",
dated circa 1936.

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 12-8-16-1
Mould No. #1378, almost certainly by S.P.Gerz
Jasper style stein where only the background
is painted and was given a salt glaze style finish
 
 "GrèsRhenana". Grès = Stoneware.
Rhenana = of or near the Rhine or Rhenish Prussia


Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 12-6-14-1
Basemark of stein immediately above.
 "GrèsRhenana". Grès = Stoneware.
Rhenana = of or near the Rhine or Rhenish Prussia


Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-01
Impressed triangle mark after approximately 1893, on a relief stein where only the background is painted and was given a salt glaze style finish.
 "GrèsRhenana". Grès = Stoneware.
Rhenana = of or near the Rhine or Rhenish Prussia

 Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.)12-9-13-1
"Grès Nassovia" means Stoneware of Nassau and usually has a smooth finish.

Jakob Goldschmidt. / Gebrüder Goldschmidt. 6
Unusual "double strike" Jakob Goldschmidt over Simon Peter Gerz 1, dated  1906 or before. The Gerz mark was applied then the Goldschmidt mark was applied 
over the top when the mistake was realised.
"Grès Nassovia" means Stoneware of Nassau and usually has a smooth finish. 

S. P. Gerz 1 G.m.b.H 00020
"Klinkro" was a range of Terracottaware manufactured by S.P.Gerz I.

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-7-9-1
Mark on 1992 Gerz Limitat, 
reproduction of a 1685 Westerwald stein.
N.B. Impressed "Germany" mainly in lower case.

Simon Peter Gerz 21
Modern Impressed mark

Simon Peter Gerz I (G.m.b.H.) 11-8-1-2
Modern paper label (1949 - 1990 West Germany)

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