Antique German/Bohemian Glass Beer Stein Clear w/White Overlay Wheel Cut c. Description: This beautiful old stein was mouth-blown of crystal glass around the 1850s-1860s. The majority of steins of this type were made in German Bohemia - now Czech Republic.
It was made using a very complex and labor-intensive technique called "overlay" - a freshly-blown clear glass stein was submerged into a white glass to create a layer of white overlay. It was then stone-cut, creating round and oval facets that reveal the clear glass surface. The handle is attached to the white glass layer and shows the white glass layer inside the clear glass.
There is a polished-out pontil mark on the bottom. The lid has a clear glass inlay, the pewter mounts have a 5-ring closed type hinge and feather-shaped thumblift - the typical techniques used in the late 1850s- early 1860s. The stein is in excellent mint condition. It is 6 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0.5L capacity.Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.