P. Wittorf (& Sohn) Otto Wittorf
Fuhlentwiete 60, Hamburg, (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg / Free & Hanseatic City of Hamburg)
Zinngießerei / Pewterer
Established In 1843, P. Wittorf was first listed at Fuhlentwiete 60 in 1845. In May 1852 he moved to Amelungstrase 11 and again in 1865 to Amelungstrase 15, where he retired in 1875. In 1876 Otto Wittorf reopened the business as P. Wittorf, a Pewterer and Stein warehouse at Fuhlentwiete 96.
Examples of his work have been seen, dated as late as 1901.
It is believed that A. Wittorf succeeded him in the early 1900's.
Fuhlentwiete 60 was a cigarette factory in the mid 1930's owned by a Max Lewin.
Purchased stein bodies from:
Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach
Merkelbach & Wick
Lid of featured "Ram Thumbpull " stein, dated Christmas 1879 "4F".
Pewterer's mark on the underside of featured lid on "Ram Thumbpull" stein.
P. Wittorf on lid rim.
Rare example of the touchmark of A. Wittorf. Hamburg.
P. Wittorf Hamburg. 90/10 is a high grade Tin/Lead alloy specially designed for making masters. Exceptional flow and high definition are the main properties.
Glass stein with lid with Ram Thumbpull, dated Christmas 1879.
Magnification of featured lid, showing the ram knocking over a beer glass.
"Göttingen Rathskeller" lid, fitted to a 0.5L. Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #1526, is dated Christmas 1892.
The pewterer's touchmark on the underside of the featured lid above, is dated Christmas 1892.
Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2373, dated 1901, lidded by P. Wittorf
More detail on the lid of Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2373,
Pewterer's mark on the underside of the lid of Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2373,
The Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2373, at the top, has a normal V&B-M handle. however versions of this stein were issued with the alligator handle as shown immediately above. This example is dated 1899.