5 liter stein is decorated as a Bavarian Cavalry Soldier head. His unique headpiece is referred to as a caterpillar helmet and its obvious why. This delightful fellow measures 7" tall with a depth of 6" (from nose tip to handle). Underside marked Musterschutz along with the numbers 14.31.
The underside of his helmet has the corresponding 14.31 mark. Inside has the 0.5 L level notation. Although it can use a good cleaning after being on a cabinet shelf for decades upon decades, its in very nice condition.
The only flaw is a old nick on the side of the helmet just above his right ear (see final image above). The handle thingy is swell and the lid opens without issue. This is a handsome and scarce stein that would make a fine addition to your collection.
Good luck finding another any time soon! I'm not an expert on items like this, so I've included many LARGE images below for your grading needs.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. The item "Antique 19C German SCHIERHOLZ Musterschutz Beer Stein SOLDIER CATERPILLAR HELMET" is in sale since Sunday, June 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "estatefresh" and is located in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.This item can be shipped worldwide.