20C Small German Pottery Beer Stein..............................Very nice early 20th Century German Pottery Beer Stein of…
LOVELY 20C German Painted Glass and Plated Silver Beer Stein Tankard by BMF over N.
Mid-20th Century German Glass Stein/Tankard from circa 1950.
Painted carriage scenes and German Beer Hall lyrics all around.
The lid appears to be silver plate rather than pewter making it ‘a cut above the norm’ !!!
Fully marked on lid as made by BMF over N……made in West Germany.
“Bach auf dem gelben, Wagen sitz ich beim, Schwager born borwarts die Rosse sie traben Iustig schemettent das born”
“Postillion in der Schenke futtert die Rosse im Flug schaumenors, Gerstengetranke reicht bir Mirt mir im Krug”
Beer stein (/ˈstaɪn/ US dict: stīn), or simply stein, is an English neologism for either traditional beer mugs made out of stoneware, or specifically ornamental beer mugs that are usually sold as souvenirs or collectibles. In German, the word stein means stone and is also used to refer to any beer mug which holds 1 litre (in some parts of Germany (i.e. Bavaria) they use the word “Maß” instead). Such Steins may be made out of stoneware, pewter, porcelain, or even silver, wood or crystal glass; they may have open tops or hinged pewter lids with a thumb-lever. Steins usually come in sizes of a half litre or a full litre (or comparable historic sizes). Like decorative tankards, they are often decorated in a nostalgic manner, but with allusions to Germany or Bavaria. It is believed by some that the lid was implemented during the age of the Black Plague, to prevent diseased fleas from getting into the beer
20C German Painted Glass and Plated Silver Beer Stein Tankard by BMF over N.
Provenance: Bought in Europe.
Dimensions: 7″ tall with base diameter of 4″
Condition: Very good.