Franz (Ritter von) Stuck
Prinzregentenstraße 60, Munich. Bavaria.
Entwerfer-Künstler / Designer Artist
Franz Stuck was born 24th Feb.1863, in Tettenweis Nr. Passau, the son of a village miller.
He designed three steins, in 1891, for Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2007, #2008 & #2009, all themed on various subjects in the poem "The Trumpeter of Säckingen" published in 1853 by Joseph Victor von Scheffel (b.1826 - d.1886). By 1891 he had also designed the V&B-M #2058, Pokal, (illustrated).
He was rewarded with a knighthood (Ritter von) by Prinzregent Luitpold of Bavaria on the 9th Dec. 1905, which was confirmed in the "nobility directory" on the 2nd Jan 1906, after which time he assumed the name of Franz Ritter von Stuck. He died 30th August 1928, in Munich.
Reference: Wikipedia Tripod Art History Archive Stein Collectors
RHS of featured stein, centre.
"Zürnend klingt euch in die Ohren,
It rings furiously in the ears,
Hiddigeigei’s warning of ghosts.
Lid insert on featured stein, top centre.
Der Freiherr. The Baron
Villeroy& Boch - Mettlach Pokal #2058, right.
Villeroy& Boch - Mettlach Pokal #2058.
Right. Dated 1891.
Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2007
The Cat, "Hiddigeigei", dated 1898.
3L. Villeroy& Boch - Mettlach Pokal #2058. Dated 1891.
LHS of featured stein, centre.
"Rettet euch, unsel’ge Thoren,
vor der Nüchternheit Umgarnung!”
Save yourselves, wretched fools,
from the entrapment of temperance!
Impressed mark on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2007
"Hiddigeigei the Cat" .
(Colours as per 1898 stein above).