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Vita of Peter Winkel

 Born     October 4, 1866

  • Birth of Peter Winkel in Wallerfangen (Germany, Saarland) as the son of the mason Peter Winkel and Anna Berger. Besides the son, the couple had a daughter

training   October 1st, 1880

  • Start of apprenticeship at the earthenware factory "Villeroy & Boch" in Mettlach   and learning the basics from the mass preparation to the end product. After passing the exam, he was transferred to the decoration department of the company, which was headed by Johann Ludwig (Jean) Beck ( 1862 - 1938 ).
  • Voluntary visit to the company's drawing school and further education at the Munich Academy and / or Royal Art and Crafts School Munich. This school visit can not be clearly documented. An archive entry in Mettlach describes him as a painter of the "old Munich school" and suggests this.


  • 1890 : provisional takeover of the management of the Mettlach drawing school after the departure of Jean Beck from the company
  •  from January 1, 1896 : transfer in the employment relationship and in the management of the Mettlach drawing scholl. In addition to his teaching job, he designed a number of decors and borders for dishes, washing sets and utensils
  • 1899 : Creation of a document for the new church of St. Lutwinus in Mettlach which is still immured on the left side of the apse
  • 1906/1931 : Honor for 25 resp. 50 years of loyal service in the company

family     on May 4, 1894

  • Marriage of Elisabeth Moll from Hemmersdorf (Germany, Saarland) with whom he had 6 children (Mar. Anna, Helena, Franz, J. Wilhelm and the twins Albert and Ludwig)

address   from April 1895

  • living at first in Mettlach , from 1898 own house in Mettlach-Keuchingen


Died       on 06 . March 1932

  • in Mettlach-Keuchingen


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Wall plate No. 1044 Dec. 9031 signed by Peter Winke



Quellenangaben :Sources :

1. Mettlacher Turm (Juli 2014, Nr. 110): Vereinszeitschrift des Mettlacher Steinzeugsammler Vereins, Artikel: Peter und Ludwig Winkel, Seite 8-11, Autor: Horst Barbian

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