Wynand, Carl Mehlem, Scharlotta Krause, L. Hohlwein and other famous designers and art professors of Art Nouveau/Jugendstil era.
Simplistic and elegant form design. Designed by Paul Wynand in 1910 this stein is made of stoneware and glazed with "Koelnisch braun" glaze - a very special glaze technique used exclusively by R. Thje lid is pressed metal - these types of lid were usually used in times of war when pewter becomes expensive.
The design was made by Paul Wynand in 1910, the mark on the bottom was used until 1916. It is probably safe to say that the stein was made between 1914 and 1916 in the time of WWI. This stein is featured in "Die Neue Aera" - the German book dedicated to Jugendstil beer stein. I have included a scan from it.The stein is marked with R. Merkelbach Grenzhausen mark used until 1916 and 2118 model number. The stein is 5.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0.5L capacity. Merkelbach Jugendstil Beer Stein #2118 P. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. 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.