Mettlach V&B "Gnome Under a Fallen Bottle" Antique German Beer Stein Cat. Unlike a similar listing, this one has the very desirable, solid thumb piece featuring the head of a gnome. Appropriate for it's age, the lid shows a nice patina and some color has worn off the handle. The thumb piece has a little bit of play, a slight wobble.Some light scuff marks and small stains around the base. This is an authentic keepsake, brought home to the U.
By a Service Member after his tour in postwar Germany.