Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1840s
Large Antique German Saltgalzed Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. Description: This very large antique pouring beer stein was made around the mid-1850s. It is a very traditional type of serving beer steins or "master steins" - large with a bulbous form called "Birnkrug" or "pear-shaped steins". The stein is made of saltglazed stoneware hand-turned and manually decorated with a beautiful etched and incised into the body floral patterns. This was done with several kinds of wooden sticks when the clay was still soft. It is also glazed with cobalt -blue glaze The lid is pewter with the "combination" thumblift. Five-ring large closed type hinge. The stein is most likely from 1840s period. The lid is engraved with initials L. The stein is in excellent condition for the age - there are no cracks or hairlines. There are some manufacturing impurities due to the pre-industrial manual manufacturing technology. It is large and impressive pouring steins, standing 14 to the top of the thumblift, 2 1/2 L capacity. The capacity mark is etched in clay by the handle I guarantee my dating and description! Condition: Excellent for the age. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
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