Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE! Antique German Faience Beer Stein - Gmunden w/Religious Theme c. Description: Large antique beer stein made of faience with pewter mounted lid.
The stein was manufactured in around 1820s in the factory of Gmunden in Austria. The Gmunden area was the largest faience producing region in the late 18th century - early 19th century. This type of stein is called "Birnkrug" or "pear-shaped stein". There were several different styles of decoration produced by the Gmunden factory. Gmunden area was the majot faience-producing area The earliest example of Gmunden faience in German museums dates back to 1623, but the records show that as early as 1598 there were already established three pottery shops.The factories in Gmunden area were producing faience ware until mid-1800s. This particular beer stein - brown glaze with religious subject painting - was not very common in 1820s. The brown glaze on faience steins was quite unusual and the Gmunden factory produced a few beer steins with religious subjects. The lid is pewter with closed type five-ring hinge and a smaller hollow ball for the thumblift - typical for early 1800s. The stein is in excellent shape for the age - there are some minimal glaze flakes but no major chips, no cracks or even hairlines. The lid and the hinge is in a very good shape. The stein is large and impressive - it is 10.5 tall, 1.5L capacity. Condition: Small glaze flakes, no damage or repairs. 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.