Antique German/Bohemian Glass Beer Stein Stone Ruby Red Flashed and Cut Carlsbad Spa Karlovy Vary c. Description: This very interesting stein was made around mid-1800s - in 1860s-early 1870s. It is made of blown crystal glass flashed with deep ruby-red color. It was then stone-cut to make vertical facets as well as round medallions creating a beautiful optical effects. The sides of the steins are copper-wheel engraved - this was a technique that required some serious skills and created beautiful art work.
There are several panels with wheel-engraved views of the landmarks of the town of Carlsbad and its famous bathhouses. This is a so-called "Spa" or souvenier stein - the steins of this type were made to commemorate somebody's visit to a spa town.
Carlsbad or Karlovy Vary in Czech pronunciation used to be in Bohemia, the province of Austro-Hungary. It is named after Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and the King of Bohemia, who founded the city in 1370. It is the site of numerous hot springs (13 main springs, about 300 smaller springs, and the warm-water Teplá River).Now it belongs to Czech Republic and is the most visited spa town in the Czech Republic popular with many people in Germany as well as from other countries. This type of glass beer steins was very common in 1860s.
The steins of this kind came mostly from Bohemia. Five ring closed type hinge. The lid is pewter with a ruby-red glass inlay and small ball thumblift typical for mid-1800s. The stein is in excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs. There is some minor age-related wear to the red.
The stein is 6.25 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0.4L capacity. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.