Fire in the abbey of Mettlach 1921

One of the questions I've asked myself many times (and I think many other Mettlach collectors too), why there are so little informations about the "Golden Age" products of 1885-1910 and why one knows so little about the artists who worked for Mettlach.

The answer to this is that a major fire in the night of 11 to 12 August 1921 was in the Mettlach Abbey. The abbey was at that time both the headquarters of the Directorate General and the residence of part of the "von Boch" family.

In the attic of the abbey were stored forms and patterns that were destroyed by the fire. The same applies to a large number of records on production techniques, sketches and catalogs. What really remained in the end is unknown.

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