Large Antique Stoneware Beer Stein Procession to Tavern S. Description: Presented is an excellent example of traditional German saltglazed stoneware production - a large pouring beer stein/pitcher made in Westerwald area around mid- to late-1890s. The stein is decorated with relief picture that is quite familiar to an experienced beer stein collector - it's the same picture that we can see on Mettlach stein 1526/702 and 1909/702. It shows a procession of revelling students, jesters and musicians led by Gambrinus - the King of Beer - to the tavern called Krug z. Grunen Kranze" or "The Stein with Green Wreath tavern.The design for this PUG on Mettlach steins was created by Mettlach artist Heinrich Schlitt and quite possible he created the same design for the relief on this particular stein as well. According to the Beer Stein Library, the Green Wreath Tavern was a subject of an old student song. The inscription at the top reads" "Ein frischer Trunk mit Gerstensaft, ist's was Menschen frohlicht macht.
A fresh drink with barley juice is what makes people happy. A very nice and impressive example of traditional German stoneware. The stein is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs.The stein is large and impressive, standing 13 tall, 2.5 L capacity. 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". The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.