Antique Early German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug c. Description: The beer steins made before 1800 are quite rare - at that time, before the industrial revolution, the production was all manual. Every stein made in the early period was unique, decorated by hand and rarely replicated.This beautiful stein was made in the mid-1700s, it is guaranteed old give or takes 10 years. It is made in a very traditional style of grey stoneware with cobalt-blue glaze. This is a very traditional beer drinking vessel - a type that was produced for over centuries, from the mid-1600s to mid-1800s. The production of saltglazed stoneware beer steins in the Westerwald region of Germany reached the highest quality by the end of the 18th century. The stein is quite elaborately etched all over the body with beautiful floral decorations. The decorations are etched into the clay with a sharp instrument. There are also another kind of decor - pressed with a stamp in between the etched ones. These pressed decor is a sign of mid-1700s, they were not used later as too expensive.
The stein is also glazed with cobalt-blue glaze, fired and saltglazed. The lid is pewter with hollow ball ribbed thumblift - this type of thumblifts was used throughout the entire 1700s. The lid is engraved with the original owner initials: F. The stein is in excellent for the age condition - there a very small flake on the upper rim see pics. But there are no larger chips, cracks or even hairlines.
There is also no damage or repairs to the pewter apart from normal wear. The stein is large and impressive, standing 10 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity.Condition: Excellent w/minor flake and age related wear. Title: Antique Early German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein c.
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