First produced under the guidance of Meissen director Johann Höroldt in 1732, the so-called "blue onion" pattern was actually an adaptation of an early oriental "tree of life" motif. In Germany, the pattern - or any of its many variations - is known as Zwiebelmuster, or "onion pattern". Sometimes it is also called "Indisch Blau" or Indian blue, sometimes "Strohblumenmuster" or Strawflower pattern. This pattern was sometimes called "Rauenstein" after the Rauenstein Porzellanfabrik factory that was famous for making wares with this pattern. This stein was made by this very factory - Rauenstein Porzellanfabric established in 1783 by three Greiner brothers.
The factory was producing many different wares with the Zwiebelmuster design - plates, trays, tea and coffee pots - and some beer steins as well. This beer stein is quite large - standing 10 with the capacity of 1.5 Liter. It is rare compared to other Rauenstein wares. Pewter lid with matching porcelain inlay.
Five-ring open type hinge with ornate thumblift. Marked with the crossed flags and "R-n" mark that was used by Rauenstein factory from 1850 t0 1892. 10 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1.5 L capacity.
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