GORGEOUS Early 20C Austrian Pottery Beer Stein of Innsbruck. Early 20th Century Austrian Beer Stein,…
20C Small German Pottery Beer Stein…………………………Very nice early 20th Century German Pottery Beer Stein of small proportions….quarter of a liter……from circa 1930.
The Stein has a lovely cobalt blue glaze with a portrait of a German Bavarian Man drinking from his Stein on one side and Mountain Castle on the other side.
Missing its pewter lid….but still highly collectible !!
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 Small German Pottery Beer Stein.
Provenance: Bought in Europe.
Dimensions: 5.1″ tall with base diameter of 3.25″
Condition: Missing it’s pewter lid.