Antique German Bavarian Pewter Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved dat. Description: This very interesting and impressive beer stein was made in Germany about 200 years ago or more. It comes into the "Early" category - German beer stein manufactured before 1850 - the time of industrialization. Steins made before the industrial age were made and decorated by hand with every piece unique and special.It is a so-called "Walzenkrug" - a cylindrical form beer drinking vessel that was very popular in the 1700s - early 1800s. The thumblift is a hollow ball - please note that the hollow balls for the thumblift are a very good sign of authenticity. They never made solid balls for the thumblift before 1850 - 1860 and there are no repros with hollow balls - I guess it is very hard to reproduce. The lid of the stein is engraved with the original owner's initials F. The inside of the lid shows the pewterer's marks.
The marks belong to Johann Adam Herold (or Herolt) who became a master in 1787 worked in the Bavarian town of Hof in the late 1700s. In fact, half of the pewterers ever worked in Hof had a family name Herold. The other half were Hohenners. I have in my inventory another beer stein fron Hof - it is dated 1836 and is the occupational shoemaker's stein.The stein is in a very good condition - the pewter is very solid, there are some very minor age-related dings and scratches, but there is no major dents, damages or repairs whatsoever. Please note - the stein is an authentic original pewter drinking vessel from the late 1700s.
The maker and the place are properly determined. The stein is 10.25 tall, 1L capacity. Get images that make Supersized seem small.