Antique German Faience Beer Stein Hanau Enghalskrug Delft Style c. Description: Presented is an early German beer stein made around the late 1790s. The stein was made in the factory of Hanau - one of the oldest faience factory in Germany.
The stein is made from traditional Hanau red clay and glazed with white tin glaze. It was then painted by one of the factory decorators who created a very simple but beautiful blue decor in Delft style with a house and a fantasy bird. The steins of this shape with a long neck - are called in Germany "Enghalskrug" - "narrow neck stein". Nice pewter lid with pewterer's mark on the inside - I was unable to identify it.
The small solid ball for the thumblift was often used by Hanau pewterers in the 1700s. The stein has a factory mark "D" incised in the clay in the bottom. Somebody has written "Hanau" with a red pencil as well - that was a later inscription.Beautiful piece of beer drinking culture over 200 years old. There is no cracks or hairlines, just some age-related wear. This is a fantastic condition for a faience item this old. The stein is 10 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting.
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