Wim Mühlendyck’s Animal Beer Steins ~~ with Others From the Tüpferhof; Westerwald; Jugenstil Style (But Newer) ; Revised 11-16 TO 20 – 2014

 

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I DO NOT DO VALUE ($$$’s) APPRAISALS!  There are way too many variables: condition, location, time of year, present trends in stein collecting, local (and now national) economics; but most of all = prior expectations by the owner, are among the reasons!

NOR WILL I KNOWINGLY DO ASSESSMENTS for the future selling of steins on auction sites such as eBay, etc. Go to the web site for “Stein Collector’s International” and click on “Stein Talk,” someone there might help you. I just do not have the time!  My web site was really started as an informational site for beginning beer stein collectors that would be looking for the info and not the general public. This site has its own search engine [top right on each page!] SO if one puts in “Wood Steins” or “Hand painted steins,” it will give one a list of all the pages that has that subject matter within it.

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Editor’s Note:  While this page on Mühlendycks  was started years ago, SCI’s  magazine “Prosit” just published (March 2014) an excellent  new reference article authored by Mark E Rossman,  a fellow living and shopping in Germany.   In his article  Mr. Rossman describes his first Mühlendycks’ beer stein  he was lucky enough to find at a local flea market;  but more importantly his subsequent visit to the “Tüperhof “and its present owners Wim’s granddaughter and husband.

 If you are interested in this firm’s hand decorated beer steins, I  I think the one year dues to SCI  and a request for this (now a  back issue)  would be worth it.  Steve

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Wim Mühlendyck. A very brief history:

Wim Mühlendyck, was born in 1905 in Porz near Cologne.  He ttended the Staatliche Keramische Fachschule in 1926 – 27. His ceramic workshop:  Mühlendyck, in Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany, was  founded in 1931 and continued until the 1970’s. He lived to be 81. He died in 1986 in the town of Höhr Grenzhausen.

I have found no representation that Wim was not the artist for this series of animal steins. however everyone  says that he  collaborated in techniques with Elfriede Balzar-Kopp.

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The animals / birds;   not in alphabetic order !

SOS - W M  LION NO. XX

 LION  [1]

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SOS - RDY - W M   --  LION  .5 LITER

LION  [2]   ON LATER DAY PRODUCTION BROWN BODY [Stephen Smith Collection]

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LION [3] – One of the  un-lidded steins seen in this animal series;  lidless steins were caused caused when Wim’s lid supplier went out of business.

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Excerpted and translated by me from a small document entitled “Saltglazed stoneware: hallmark of an entire region.”  [Unknown Author and Date written].  

 The youth movement of migratory birds in the 20s of the 20th Century brought a return to a natural life studies. The profession as a craft of the potter was good. In this framework, Wim Mühlendyck came to school and studied ceramics for a few semesters. Just four years later BalzarKopp was born in Bendorf Elfriede in 1904.

Both these artists aimed to revive the traditional pottery of the Westerwald. Although the potters within the Westerwald were not completely extinct, there were still small workshops continued to work. From the old workshops several manufacturers had developed and were exporting their now industrially produced tiles throughout Europe (and veered away from making beer steins. A prime well known example was V & B Mettach.)

Elfriede BalzarKopp and Wim Mühlendyck gave the pottery production n Westerwald a boost. These two men built their furnaces and even experimented with firing temperatures applications and times, air supply and reduction. The wheel rotated with the symmetrical vessel (hand  wheel spun vessels  which were  at the center of their creative workThe success of both potteries was great. Their work found many followers, not the least of why was because the old  traditional techniques were again used.

Both of these men enjoyed the German ceramic high reputation abroad in the 1930s and 1940s . At the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937 many German potters were successful. Among them were Elfriede BalzarKopp and Wim Mühlendyck. Their salt-glazed stoneware presented with the traditional decorative techniques at international competitions were a great success as many of their International awards prove.

Elfriede BalzarKopp and Wim Mühlendyk are founders of potter families who worked lately in Hoehr-Grenzhausen.

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FEMALE BOAR [1] [Stephen Smith Collection]

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MALE BOAR [1A] – .5 liter.

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WIM Mühlendyck Westerwälder BOAR 1 LTR

MALE BOAR [1B] – 1 liter.

While not part of  this page’s main  5 LITER AND 1 LITER stein series  ▲▲, Wim did use his stylized animals on other pieces of his such as this 7.6 inch tall server and others…………  (below.▼ ▼ ▼)

BOAR, MALE [2] SMALL SERVER

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Why I (Steve,) enjoy this series of beer steins: 

I usually do not care much for the so called “Jugenstil”style  [Jugendstil = youth style = modern art] “done to” and “shown on” German beer steins from the period 1910 through the 1940’s such as shown just below ▼:

Art Deco /  Jungenstil.stein. Shown: One liter stoneware. By Leybolt, Ludwig = A German designer of Jungenstil.

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I guess learning  when Herr Mühlendyck was in business, his beer steins could be considered very “Late Jugenstil” examples, or maybe just  more “Modern”?

I have no idea the exact year or years this animal series were produced (yet!) but I am assuming somewhere about 1931 – 1960. One German eBay seller puts his  3 Wim steins for sale  [  ▼ ▼ ]  as being from the 60’s …or 70’s

!-     Wim Mühlendyck   rdy  fox   ebay's  taeglichamstrand

[photo from ebay’s  “taeglichamstrand”- these 3 steins were for sale 7-2013.

  they are: DOVE – MALE BOAR  – FOX

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I do have however a fondness for the old Westerwald incised / engraved beer steins and servers (which I think are highly underrated in the Stein Collecting Community).

That is why there are a couple of pages and lots of photos on this web site devoted to them. These piece are where the “folk artists” of the period where hired by the stein manufactures to come up with some really splendid designs of geometric figures, leaves and vines, animals and birds, and fancy borders. As examples which shows these attributes see the two large “Pear Jugs.” (Germ: “Birnkrug”) shown just below▼:

   

For more on this types, please see; http://www.steveonsteins.com/some-of-the-beauties-of-the-westerwald-3

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This  Mühlendyck series shows animals, albeit fancy modernistic ones, but when studied the methods of design are not very much different when compared to the older ones from the Westerwald, shown above ▲ 

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ANTELOPE [1]      [Stephen Smith Collection]

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sos - w antelope white body   USE RDY

    ANTELOPE [1]  WITH BODY STRIPPING

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SOS - W     M ANTALOPE  FROM THE 'HISTORY OF FOUR FOOTED BEASTS'  DTD 1607

“ANTALOPE” [NOTICE SPELLING] — FROM “THE HISTORY OF FOUR FOOTED BEASTS ” DTD 1607.

sos - w     m  Server  owl and  gazell [q[

Server with one antelope.

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 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

DEER – BUCK [1]  – ROUND END STYLIZED ANTLERS  [Stephen Smith Collection]

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SOS - W M  THIS IS FOR SALE ON GERM  EBAY  IS IT THE SAME AS ANY I HAVE

 DEER – FEMALE  [2]  –  ROUND END STYLIZED ANTLERS  

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DEER – BUCK? [2]  FOUR HALF ROUND STYLIZED ANTLER SPIKES   

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BULL [1]

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 BIRD  – COCK [1]

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SOS - W M - BLUE TAILED BIRD   NOT ON PAGE  .3 LITER

BIRD – COCK [2]   MUCH DIFFERENT TAIL AND LEGS DIFFERENT ALSO 3,8 INCH [Stephen Smith Collection]

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SOS - rdy - W M - peacock  i think ----Steinzeig Bierkrug Krug Humpen Wim Mühlendyck Salzglasur

PEACOCK  [1-a] ▲  16 tail feathers

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RSOS -W M PEACOCK -NO 2  MORE TAIL FEATHERS

PEACOCK  [1 – b ] 17 tail feathers  and smaller neck !  Again showing  jhow each was custom made ▲

 

 

 

SOS - W M UNLIDDED SERVER TWO BIRDS.

SMALL SERVING JUG WITH BIRDS –  NICE COLOR EFFECT I THINK.

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BIRD – DOVE  [1]

Wim Mühlendyck Westerwälder  BIRD -2  .5 LTR

BIRD –  DOVE [VERSION OF 1] –While these two bird steins appear  to be almost the same , Besides the small ornament the tail feature are different, again proving that each was hand done and that a stencil was not used to draw these images on the clay before engraving  them into the body.

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OWL  [1] NO EYES  .5 liter

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 OWL  [2] –  .5 liter – A somewhat different design when studied. This one has a starburst and the owl has  open eyes and he is sitting on a branch.

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Wim Mühlendyck  1 LITER    OWL

OWL [2B[ – 1 liter.

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SOS - W M SERVER  OWLS    XX INCH TALL   ON GERM EBAY  11-20-14

OWL [STYLE OF NO. 2 –  [x]  2  – ON A  2 LITER SERVER

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 HORSE [1] . 5 LITER

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SOS - W M  HORSE -  Bierkrug Alle Neun Kegeln Beer Stein Westerwald Jugendstil Krug

 HORSE [1]   . 5 LITER  BROWN BODY

 

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WIM Mühlendyck Westerwälder   HORSE 1 LTR

HORSE [2 ] – 1 liter. STRIPPING  DESIGNS ON BODY AND TAIL DIFFERENT.

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SOS  W  M  RDY HORSE NO. X3  5.2 INCH  [Q]

 HORSE  [?]  [3]   . 5 LITER  [YOU TELL ME  WHAT YOU THINK IT IS, PLZ ] .

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 PORCUPINE  [1]  =A pretty novel design, I think.

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!-    Wim Mühlendyck  60er - 70er Jahre -2 cropped

FOX [1] – .5 liter.

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Wim Mühlendyck Westerwälder SALAMANDER  .5 L

LIZARD [1]  -.5 liter. -This is probably a “Salamander” as those lizards had a special meaning in Germany years ago.

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………… such as larger servers as this 5 liter depicts. The OWLS [3] on this piece are turned in the other direction then those above, and their heads are of a different design.

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SOS - W M WINE - BEER JUG .... OWLS

▲ SMALL INDIVIDUAL WINE SERVER ( JUG) WITH DUAL OWLS .

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HORSE [4]

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 REVERSE OF HORSE [4] : A 10 inch tall beer jug.

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sos - w    m  Bodenvase Henkel Birnenform 40 cm W Mühlendyck Höhr-Grenzhausen

Another variant of a horse on a jug. / small server.

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SOS - RDY -W M  GOAT- Bierkrug - Humpen Wim Mühlendyck (Westerwald)

RAM [1]

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Also see: http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=stein173

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BELOW  ▼  ▼ OTHER DRINKING VESSELS AND ASSOCIATED WORKS THAT WIM PRODUCED THAT MAY BE OF INTERST TO MY READERS .

SOS - W M TOBACCO POT WITH DIFFERENT BIRD  NEAT

TOBACCO  JAR -▲

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SOS - RDY - W M -  KRUG -  NO ANIMAL - DAMAGE TO LID.

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SOS - W   M  A MINI-SERVER  RDY -    6,0  INCHES IN GER EBAY  11-14

 

SOS - W M UNLIDDED SERVER  WITH SEVERAL ANIMALS

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SOS - rdy - M W   NO. 432D  FROM  CRISS' STEIN MARKS

 

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SOS - W M UNLIDDED SERVER  WITH SEVERAL ANIMALS.- 4

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SOS - RDY - W M - 1937 Incised Jugenstil Beer Stein, W.Mühlendyck,Westerwald Earthware.-  3

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SOS - W     M   MISCELLANEOUS  RDY VESSELS

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 LOOK ALIKES BY OTHER MAKERS BELOW -▼

SOS - W M - LOOK ALIKE - 1

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SOS - W M  LIKE A LIKE - 4   KNOCK OFFF BUT CUTE HANDMADE WESTERWALD GERMAN DECORATIVE BEER STEIN  .5L

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SOS - west zoo  tradition continues

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