Antique German Saxonian Biedermeier Glass Beer Stein Blown and Enameled Freundschaft c. A classical German glass beer stein from the period of late Biedermeier 1820s - to 1850s. Beer steins made before 1850 fall into the "early" category - they were nade w pre-industrial period using manual techniques and old technologies.
Blown crystal glass with applied thick handle and large pontil mark. Squeezed-ball thumblift and five-ring closed type hinge - all typical for the late Biedermeier period.
Hand-painted and decorated with beautiful enameled decorations using great skills - a true antique art object. This type of glass beer steins were made in the German state of Saxony in 1820s-1850s. The shield on front is inscripbed with gold - the inscription is worn but I think it says "Freundschaft" - "Friendship" - the stein was given by someone as a gift to a friend. The lid is engraved with the intials J. Very good condition of the glass with some age-related wear to the paint.
Nice very typical beer drinking vessel over 180 years old! 5.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, about 0.4 L capacity.Please note that the glass beer steins are perfectly safe to use for their purpose - to drink beer! Condition: Excellent with some paint wear.
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