Wick-Werke wine pitcher 1/4L 5036 27 identification help

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  • #52794 Reply

    Tom Cook

    I have a Wick-Werke 1/4L wine pitcher with numbers 27 and 5036 stamped on the bottom.
    Inscription reads TRINKT WIE EURE VATER AUS STEIN DEN WEIN.
    Motif is a bearded man with a wine goblet raised in his right hand over his head and his left hand rests on the hilt of a sword.

    It is grey with blue background.

    How old is it?

    Thanks,
    Tom

  • #52795 Reply

    Ron

    Tom,
    Wick Werk took over Merkelbach Wick in 1922 until going out of business in 1984. If it says W. Germany, it dates 1949-1984. I doubt it is a wine pitcher as it is only 1/4 L. That is a cup.

  • #52796 Reply

    Tom Cook

    Ron,
    It looks like a pitcher or creamer since it has a spout (but I know nothing about this :).
    My main question would be how I can determine an age. It doesn’t have the ‘W. Germany’ on it. So that would eliminate that time period. Would there be any clue to its age from the motif?
    Thanks,
    Tom

    • #52800 Reply

      Ron

      Tom,

      It only has to have the place of manufacture if it is being exported. It sounds like a tea pot. Only Villeroy & Boch Mettlach noted the date of manufacture on their goods.

  • #52801 Reply

    Walt
    Keymaster

    If it were a tea pot I think Tom would have used that term. I think when he says “spout” he probably refers to a pouring lip. I have been served wine in a small pouring pitcher with a separate wine glass to drink from. That certainly makes sense when the wine is priced by the glass, the 1/4 liter, and perhaps the half liter, and the glass is smaller than the amount purchased.

  • #52809 Reply

    Tom Cook

    Walt,
    I looked at the site that you sent. Yes, that is it. Sorry for my misuse of the terminology. Pouring lip it is!
    Anyway, thank you both, Ron and Walt for your great information.
    Tom

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