The body and lid are in tremendous condition overall. Only minor issues worth mentioning: wear to some of the gold - in particular the top of the lid, a small fleck to the glaze near the bottom of lid (on the E) and the lid has a bit of slop as the pewter strap is slightly loose. The lid is quite interesting in that, besides the eagle thumblift, the domed artillery shell shaped porcelain lid inset is quite tall at nearly 3.5. It has been painted at the very top in gold(which has worn some) with further dark/black markings to represent a metal screw fuse artillery shell... I have typically seen this style lid only done in pewter, as a porcelain inset seems far less common.Finally, the body is fairly impressive in that is has less going on than you often see on a regimental stein, which can have numerous scenes displayed. This specific stein has a single wrap around scene displaying what are artillery + soldiers stationed behind a palisade...
The stein is named to a Reservist Linder who served his three years from 1903 to 1915 out of Mainz. There is also a lower inset, the only other scene on this regimental, of Mainz.
Iconic and ever present phrase on the stein (and translated to English). " (though shortened) translates to "In remembrance of my service time.
This is an exceedingly fine and detailed specimen, with great color and presence. Height : 10.4 tall from base to top of lid. Width : 4.2 at base of body. Let me know if you have any questions and thank you for looking. The item "1/2L Old Antique German Regimental Porcelain Artillery beer stein + lithophane" is in sale since Monday, April 27, 2020.
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