Special types - Rookwood, Faience and Delft

Stein 2790 / Decor 6135

At different times, Mettlach produced ceramics that were very similar in style to those of other manufacturers. This applies in particular to the Rookwood , Faience and Delft products.

Rookwood

Rookwood manufacturing technology came to Mettlach via the famous Rookwood factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, which had been successfully using this technology since 1880 . This is a glazed ceramic with a dominant color brown background. These products were decorated as hand-painting ceramics and used the fine spray of colored slip-glaze to form Rookwood-typical shades .

The border lines had, in contrast to the " hand-painted decors under glaze " only a minor importance. Additional works and the use of highly skilled painters to make the Rookwood items meant extra costs. So it is not surprising that such products often cost more than similar Chromolith ceramics .

They counted (if well done) to the finest, which came from the Mettlacher manufactory. The decors consisted mostly of male portraits, the pewter lids were impressively designed and many were provided with a large ball thumblift, which should remind of earlier perodes. The used molds (steins) had the numbers #2782- #2793 . The decor numbers all start from the number 6100 .

Probably the high cost was also the reason that the Mettlacher Rookwood article was not a commercial success . Keeping in mind that all the steins for the Rookwood decoration were produced in 1902 , but these were only listed in the 1905 price list, it clearly shows how slowly the sales went on.evolved..

Typical, well-known Mettlacher Rookwood items are listed below:

Mettlach Beer Stein:

# 2782/6127, # 2782/6148, # 2783/6128, # 2783/6139, # 2784/6129, # 2784/6140, # 2785/6130, # 2786/6131 , # 2787/6132, # 2787/6141 , # 2788/6133, # 2788/3142, # 2788/6143, # 2788/6149, # 2789/6134, # 2789/6144, # 2 789/6145, # 2790/6135, # 2790/6146, # 2790/6147, # 2791/6136, # 2792/6137, # 2793/6138

Mettlach Beaker:

# 2327/6137, # 2327/6142, # 2327/6146

Mettlach Vase:

# 2398/6100 , # 2398/6101, # 2398/6102, # 2398/6103, # 2613/6104, # 2613/6105 , # 2629/6106; # 2629/6107, # 2704/6108, # 2704/6109, # 2706/6110, # 2706/6111, # 2706/6112, # 2706/6113, # 2706/6114, # 2708/6115, # 2708/6116 , # 2709/6117, # 2709/6118, # 2709/6119, # 2709/6120, # 2709/6121, # 2709/6122

Faience

Since the 2nd half of the 19th century was strongly influenced by the historicism , it is not surprising that the beautiful ceramics from the 5028 Hupp Fayence Renaissance and Baroque times flourish again.

One of the tasks in Mettlach was to imitate the multi-colored faience tankards (decor numbers >= 5000 ) from the 17th and 18th century , which are highly esteemed in their quality and beauty.

The faience was a European, tin-glazed product and should be a cheap alternative to the popular and expensive oriental porcelain.

The decors on these imitated ceramics were hand-painted except for a few exceptions (eg the stein with the mold number # 5014 / decor 965 in Print under Glaze (PUG)). Outstanding feature of the 1 liter tankards were the aesthetically pleasing pewter lids and foot rings, which gave the whole a "nostalgic touch".

The introduction of the Mettach faience steins is around 1893 . There were created about 20 different stein shapes. The mold numbers are between #5001 to #5034 .

Unfortunately, these beautiful pitchers were not a commercial success for the Mettlach company. This counted especially for the large 5L steins with the mold numbers # 5003 and # 5021 . Thus, the bulk of the pre-produced (for efficiency reasons) still undecorated shapes numbered between # 5003 and # 5021 remained on the shelves of the warehouses as sales stagnated. In 1896 , it was decided to use these undecorated molds for the production of Delft articles (decor numbers 5192 and 5193 )

My personal experience with these faience products is that you should be much more careful with them than with other Mettlach ceramics. They are usually thin-walled and have by far not the otherwise esteemed strength. Particularly large temperature changes, which occur, for example, in shipping in winter (transport in a cold car, unpacking in the warm apartment) are not good.. I have already had some pug-ugly hairline cracks.

Typical, well-known Mettlacher faience items are listed below:

Mettlach Beer Stein:

# 5001, # 5002, # 5003, # 5004, # 5005, # 5006, # 5013, # 5013/965, # 5014, # 1015, # 5016, # 5018, # 5019, # 5020, # 5021, # 5022, # 5023 # 5024 # 5028 # 5030 # 5188 # 5189 # 5190 # 5191 # 5192 # 5193 # 5393 # 5394 # 5395 # 5442 # 5443 # 5444

Delft

Imitation of the famous, antique Delft ceramics in Mettlach with their blue / white decors (blue on a white background) is another product line (= Delft style ), are produced a large number of different Mettlacher products. The production of Delftware was identical to 1044 5162 Delft the faience goods.

Although the decorations in the Delft style are hand-painted decors under glaze , the method is fundamentally different from the numerous other hand-made decors.

The significant difference (apart from the commonly used blue decor paint) is that the printed decor line does not play the dominant role in the finished product. The hand painting had a much greater importance here, took much more time and required experienced painters . Details of the decor and shades were elaborately applied to the articles.

 

 

 

 

Typical, well-known Mettlach Delft items are listed below:

 

Mettlach wall plate / plaque / plate:

# 1044/5009 , # 1044/5010 , # 1044/5036 , # 1044/5037 , # 1044/5038 , # 1044/5039 , # 1044/5040 , # 1044/5041 , # 1044/5042 , # 1044/5056 , # 1044/5057 , # 1044/5061 , # 1044/5062 , # 1044/5063 , # 1044/5064 , # 1044/5065 , # 1044/5078 , # 1044/5079 , # 1044/5080 , # 1044/5081 , # 1044/5082 , # 1044/5087 , # 1044/5088 , # 1044/5089 , # 1044/5090 , # 5097 , # 5105A , # 5105B , # 5109 , # 5121 , # 5122, # 5123, # 5124, # 5125 , # 5126 , # 1044/5132, # 1044/5133 , # 1044/5134, # 1044/5135 , # 5136A, # 5136B , # 1044/5147, # 1044/5148 , # 1044/5149, # 1044/5150 , # 1044/5151 , # 1044/5152 , # 1044/5153 , # 1044/5154 , # 1044/5155 , # 1044/5156 , # 1044/5157 , # 1044/5158 , # 1044/5159 , # 1044/5160 , # 1044/5161 , # 1044/5162 , # 1044/5163 , # 1044/5164 , # 1044/5165 , # 1044/5166 , # 1044/5167 , # 1044/5168 , # 1044/5169 , # 1044/5170 , # 1044/5171 , # 5172, # 5173, # 5174, # 5175 , # 1044/5176 , # 1044/5177 , # 1044/5178 , # 1044/5179 , # 1044/5180 , # 1044/5181 , # 1044/5182 , # 1044/5183 , # 1044/5184 , # 1044/5185, # 1044/5186 , # 1044/5187 , # 1044/5195 , # 5195 , # 1044/5196, # 5196, # 5208 , # 5209 , # 1044/5218 , # 1044/5219 , # 1044/5226 , # 1044/5227 , # 1044/5228 , # 1044/5229 , # 2275/5230 (+ relief) , # 2274/5131 (+ relief) , # 2304/5245 , # 5255, # 5256, # 5257, # 5258, # 5259, # 5260, # 5263, # 1044/5265 , # 1044/5266 , # 5269, # 5270 , # 2304/5275 , # 2304/5276, # 2304/5277 , # 39/5293 , # 39/5294 , # 5297, # 5298, # 5299, # 5300 , # 2296/5304 , # 23/5317 , # 23/5318 , # 1044/5330 , # 1044/5331 , # 1044/5332 , # 1044/5333 , # 20/5362 , # 20/5363 , # 5371 , # 1044/5413 , # 1044/5414 , # 1044/5416 , # 1044/5420 , # 1044/5422 , # 1044/5477

Mettlach Vase:

# 5049, # 5050A, # 5050B, # 5053, # 5075, # 5094, # 5103A, # 5104, # 5119, # 5137 , # 2294/5233A , # 2294/5233B , # 2291/5235A , # 2291/5235B , # 2395/5243 , # 2334/5289A , # 2334/5289B , # 2407/5310 , # 2406/5311 , # 2458/5223 , # 3014/5424 , # 3014/5425 , # 3014/5426 , # 5471

Mettlach Flower Pot / Jardiniere / Flower Pot:

# 5118, # 5211 , # 2326/5252 , # 5309

Mettlach coaster / trivet:

# 5028, # 5043

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