Johann Martin Schnapper III
Hohe Straße 18 / Spitalstraße 2, Giengen an der Brenz, Württemberg (now Baden - Württemberg)Zinngießerei mit Ladengeschäft "Steingutwaren, Porzellan, Glaswaren" / Pewter foundry with shop "Stoneware, porcelain, glassware"
The family of Schnapper was well established in Giengen with the Pastor Johann Schnapper producing a son, Christian Friedrich on the 15th May 1695, who became a Master Pewterer around 1720. His mark included the initials, CFS. He died on the 2nd January 1781. His son had been born on the 3rd November 1727 and was named Johannes, who subsequently died on the 22nd August 1805. Johannes son, Christian Friedrich II was born 3rd October 1760 and died 6th May 1832. Christian Friedrich II's son, Johann Martin was born on the 27th July 1801, and became a master Pewterer in 1825. Died in 11th May 1880. Johann Martin's son, Christian Friedrich III was born on 19th February 1826, and died on the 16th October 1896, Johann Martin's second son, Johann Martin II, was born 9th August 1849 and died 31st July 1891. Johann Martin II's son, Johann Martin III Schnapper was born on the 26th September 1880 and is married on the 27th June 1908. It is currently unknown how long the pewter business lasted after this date.
Zinngießerei mit Ladengeschäft "Steingutwaren, Porzellan, Glaswaren" Hohe Straße. 18, Giengen an der Brenz Photo dated 1963. Today it is the bar Zum Zinngießer.
Pewterer's touch marks on the underside of the Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #1526 stein Johann Martin Schnapper III
Pewterer's touch marks on the underside of the Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #1526 stein "Giengen a/d B."
Pewter lid with ceramic insert, on an otherwise undecorated Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #1526 stein, dated 1898.
Basemarks on the underside of the Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #1526 stein
Ceramic insert in pewter lid on glass stein.
Pewterer's touch mark on the underside of the lid above. Assumed to be the work of Johann Martin Schnapper III.