Antique Early Faience Beer Stein Walzenkrug Schrezheim Factory Occupational Wheel Maker c. Description: Presented is an early German beer stein made around the late 1700s.The stein was made in the factory of Schrezheim. Founded in 1752, the Schrezheim factory, near Ellwagen in southern Germany, produced many beautiful beer steins until it was closed in 1865. The stein is made from traditional Schrezheim reddish clay and glazed with white tin glaze. Th e shape of the stein is called "Walzenkrug" in Germany - "the cylindrical stein".
The stein was painted by one of the factory decorators, who created a picture of a beautiful floral bouquet - a very common subject for faience decoration. The stein has great pewter mounts - Schrezheim was famous for their pewter.
The lid features large 5-ring closed type hinge and a hollow ball thumblift common for the late 1700s. The lid is engraved with some wood tools and a wheel in the center medallion.
These are the symbols of the wheel-maker trade - the stein belongs to the "occupational" category - a highly collectable especially for the stein of the 18th century. The stein is in a very good condition - there are no chips or cracks, the lid is sitting tight.
There are some glaze losses inside the stein see pics. And there is a pewter split with the center (wheel) medallion.
Also some minor losses to the decor of the foot ring. These are really a very good condition for an occupational stein of the late 1700s. The stein is 9 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1 L capacity.
Condition: glaze flakes in the inside, minor pewter split and loss. Get images that make Supersized seem small.