Antique Mettlach Villeroy and Boch Beer Stein #2585 Etched/Relief Munich Child on Globe c. The stein is made in a rare combination of relief and "etched" technique - the contours of the drawing look like they are engraved - thus creating a very attractive decoration. The figure in the center is made in relief.
The etched technique is usually associated with Mettlach. There were some other manufacturers that used this technology but nobody was able to provide quality compatible with Mettlach. The front of the stein presents a figure of Munich Child with his hands wide apart representing a cross. The Munich Child is a legendary monk - the symbol of the city of Munich for many centuries. The Child is standing on world globe.
The skyline behind him is the etched v iew of the city of Munich, with twin Frauenkirche towers and other Munich famous buildings. The com bination of relief and etched techniques was very rare for Mettlach, this is one of a very few pieces made this way - quite interesting and scarce example. The lid is pewter, with another relief view of the city of Munich. Please note - this is the original lid, not a replacement. Mettlach manufactured beer steins with several options for lids - inlaid or pewter.
In fact, pewter lids were a little more expensive than the inlaid ones. Number 18 to the left of the main mark is a quality control number.It stands 9 to the top of the finial, 0.5 L capacity. The stein is in excellent condition w/some minor age-related nicks to the pewter. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The skyline behind him is the etched view of the city of Munich, with twin Frauenkirche towers and other Munich famous buildings. The lid is pewter, with an.
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