Antique Johann Maresch Terra Cotta Wall Plaque Das Lutherhaus Auf Der Wartburg For SaleThis is a nice antique Johann Maresch terra cotta brass framed wall plaque of Das Lutherhaus Auf Der Wartburg. Nice shape as the pics show with some minor wear from age. Measures 16 1/4" in diameter and the terra cotta portion is 8 1/2" in diameter.Like us on Facebook at The Option B DesigneryKeep in mind the shipping price also covers handling fees, packaging materials & time, not just postage.Shipping Calculator is often wrong please contact me for an accurate international shipping price.Johann Maresch, born 1821became partnerswith Adolf Baehr around 1841. Baehr and Maresch Siderolith Fabrik was located on the corner of Teplitzerstrasse& Johannesstrasse, Aussig an der Elbe. Reinhold Hanke worked here as an apprentice modeller between 1853 and 1858. Originally they marked their wares with B& M, but around 1863, they switched to the famous JM markings. They used an "ironstone" clay mixture: a type of porcelain that is more durable, having more strength and weight than fine porcelain. Their production was extensive. Their wares were shipped far and wide. In 1890, Ferdinand his son took over the family business and for nine years kept the factory name the same, buteventually changing it to Ferdinand Maresch. Siderolith, Majolika and TerracottaFabrik. He however, did not change the distinctive JM markings. During the early 1900's the company prospered under his management, exporting to the rest of Europe and America. The factory was run by Ferdinand until his death on August 2, 1940. The factory kept producing its ceramic wares, but hard times were about to come upon Europe. The factory halted production in 1944 and finally closed in 1948.
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