Fürstenstraße 9, Munich, Bavaria.
Entwerfer-Künstler / Designer Artist
Max Mandl was born in 1864, in the Saxon German city of Hermannstadt, Siebenbürgen, Austria-Hungary, (now Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania).
He was a painter, graphic artist and poster artist. He worked in Budapest but by 1892, had settled in Munich.
He was an employee of the publishing house Braun & Schneider and also worked for the Fliegende Blatter.
His known stein designs were between 1910 & 1913. Between 1914 and 1918 he created propaganda posters for the German war effort. He died in Munich in 1937.
Produced designs, on Marzi & Remy , Merkelbach & Wick steins for: Martin Pauson
Featured stein (top centre) shows, in Bayrisch (Bavarian dialect), the drinker's disappointment when he blows into his freshly poured stein of beer and only froth comes out. "Aba' des is' schlecht eing(e)schenkt!" "But this is poorly poured!"
Merkelbach & Wick capacity mark on featured stein (top centre), together with Pauson on the hinge assembly shank.
Artist's signature on the featured stein (top centre).
1/2 litre stein with lid marked by, and presumably sold through Martin Pauson. It has the Merkelbach & Wick roundel base mark.
1/2 litre Marzi & Remy stein. Bayrisch saying: "Mir sagen nix danach, mir dazu u. fragen nix schnupfa' höchstens drauf a' Pris' Tabak" "We say nothing to it, we ask nothing afterwards, at most we snuff a pinch of tobacco on that".
Artist's signature on featured stein (bottom centre).
Marzi & Remy base mark on stein (bottom centre).
Artist's Signature on another stein - Dated 1913.