20C Small German Pottery Beer Stein..............................Very nice early 20th Century German Pottery Beer Stein of…
LOVELY 20C Set of 2 Graduating German Pottery Beer Steins.
Graduating in size from large to medium.
The large and medium steins are fully marked for BDGM.
Both are from circa 1950.
All complete with pewter lids and in SUPER CONDITION !!
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 Set of 2 Graduating German Pottery Beer Steins.
Provenance: Bought in Europe.
Dimensions: Large Stein: 9.25″ tall
Medium Stein: 8.75″ tall
Condition: Very good.