Four Vintage German Stoneware Beer Steins from Marzi & Remy. A great way to keep your beer cold. Each measures 7 1/4" Tall. Weight on all 5 pds 10 oz. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. The factory was founded in 1879, but was was first licensed on the January 1, 1880, by Anton Marzi & his brother in law Simon Peter Remy. A pewter foundry was added in 1881. Initially they produced only blue-grey salt glazed stoneware, but in 1883 started to successfully produce cream stoneware, "Elfenbeinsteinzeug". About this time they were employing about a hundred workers, but in 1907 to 1910 saw a period of strikes and recession. In 1924, following the death of A.Marzi, his son in law, Johann Otto Buhler took over management and also the ownership of the company when S.P.Remy's son, Werner left the company in 1931. The company was not exempt from the recession of the 1930s and suffered greatly. J.O.Buhler's son Otto took over in 1941, followed by his grandson, Otto George Buhler in 1953. Under his management the old round ovens were replaced by tunnel ovens which replaced batch production with continuous production. During this time Marzi & Remy enjoyed being part of the "German economic miracle". However this was not to last and the company was sold to S.P.Gerz in 1994.