Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Occupational Shoemaker dat. Description: This very interesting and impressive beer stein was made in Germany about 200 years ago or more. It is a so-called "Walzenkrug" - a cylindrical form beer drinking vessel that was very popular in the 1700s - early 1800s.
The thumblift is a hollow ball - please note that the hollow balls for the thumblift are a very good sign of authenticity. They never made solid balls for the thumblift before 1850 - 1860 and there are no repros with hollow balls - I guess it is very hard to reproduce.
The stein is engraved on the front with a picture of a boot. The lid is engraved with the words: "Zum Schumacher Handwerk" - (For shoemaker's handwork) and dated 1836. The stein belongs to the "Occupational" category for the occupation of shoemaker. This is a highly collectable category.
The inside of the lid shows the pewterer's marks. It is hard to read, but I was able to identify them. The marks belong to Johann Georg Herold I (or Herolt) who worked in the Bavarian town of Hof from the late 1700s. In fact, half of the pewterers ever worked in Hof had a family name Herold.
The other half were Hohenners. The stein is in a very good condition - the pewter is very solid, there are some very minor age-related dings and scratches, but there is no major dents, damages or repairs whatsoever. The stein is 10.25 tall, 1L capacity. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.