Schwindstraße 11/13, Munich, Bavaria
Entwerfer-Künstler / Designer Artist
Dates known:born Mettlach, 1862 & died Munich 1938. Active 1898 - 1935.
He trained at Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach, Wächtersbach Keramik and worked at Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen.
At the end of the nineteenth century he founded his own design workshop and sales outlet in Munich..
His motivation was to produce a quality product and then learn how to have it mass produced. Franz Scholze produced a lot of decoration work for Jean Beck.
Designed for:Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach, Heinrich Waffler.
Reference: Jean Beck Jean Beck Archive Jean Beck Archiv Jean Beck
"Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles", dated 1914, showing the Imperial Prussian Eagle and celebrating the introduction of the 1914 Iron Cross.
From a catalogue dated 1919.
Thumbpull on the featured stein on left, showing the 1914 version of the Iron Cross.
Base ink stamp on featured stein on left, possibly done under contract by Franz Scholze.
1/2 litre Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach stein, #1525 Dec. No. 587.
Jean Beck's initials on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach stein, immediately above.