I date it to the mid-1800s, from around 1840s - 1860s. It was made of wooden staves with wicker bands on top and bottom holding it together.
The lid is made of wood as well, moving on a wooden hindge. It is quite large - a size of a small keg - and features a spout. This is a Scandinavian stein made in Scandinavian tradition - most likely from Sweden - with hand-painted folk-style decorations.
The outside of the stein was coated in gesso and painted with beautiful floral ornaments. The stein conditions are good for a wooden piece of this age. There is no structural damage and the stein holds well together.
There is some very paint loss consistent with normal wear. It is 12" tall to the top of the thumblift, 9" in bottom diameter, around 4 L capacity.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.