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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.
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Felsenstein & Mainzer 21-2-10-3
RHS of featured stein, centre.
"Zürnend klingt euch in die Ohren,
Hiddigeigei’s Geisterwarnung".

It rings furiously in the ears,
Hiddigeigei’s warning of ghosts.

Felsenstein & Mainzer 21-2-10-4

Lid insert on featured stein, top centre.

 Der Freiherr. The Baron

Franz (Ritter von) Stuck 17-5-29-3
Artist's signature, 
Villeroy& Boch - Mettlach Pokal #2058, right.

Franz (Ritter von) Stuck 17-5-29-2
Villeroy& Boch - Mettlach Pokal #2058. 
Right. Dated 1891.

Franz (Ritter von) Stuck 21-2-15-1
Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2007
The Cat, "Hiddigeigei", dated 1898.

Franz (Ritter von) Stuck 17-5-29-1
3L. Villeroy& Boch - Mettlach Pokal #2058. Dated 1891.

Felsenstein & Mainzer 21-2-10-2
LHS of featured stein, centre.
"Rettet euch, unsel’ge Thoren, 
vor der Nüchternheit Umgarnung!”
Save yourselves, wretched fools, 
from the entrapment of temperance!

Franz von Stuck 2
Impressed mark on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2007 
"Hiddigeigei the Cat" . 
(Colours as per 1898 stein above).

Franz von Stuck 4
Impressed mark on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2007 
"Hiddigeigei the Cat",
(Colours as per stein dated 1891.

Franz von Stuck 5
Impressed mark on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2008 
"God protect thee", dated 1897.

Franz von Stuck 1
Impressed mark on Villeroy & Boch - Mettlach #2009. 
"Werner & Margarete". Dated 1897.

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