The stein features four vertical arched panels, each over an oval. Within the panels nearest the handle is an etched tree and a relief enameled brown deer. Within the arched panels in the center is an etched limb with a multi-colored enameled bird.Within the ovals beneath each of the arches is a flower with a raised red centers and etched leaves. There is a gold ring encircling the top rim of the stein. The inlay lid bears a German phrase which translates to For your wedding. The stein has a closed hingepin which dates it to about 1860. There is a clear pontil break on the bottom of the stein which indicates that it was blown glass into a mold to create the relief panels. A simply fantastic stein in great condition for over 150 years old! The stein measures 8 3/4" tall to the top of the eagle thumb lift x 4 1/4" x 6 3/4 (handle side).
There appears to be some wear to the paint on the inlay, but no other damage, no chips, cracks, or hairlines in the glass and no pewter damage. For anyone collecting German beer steins or interested in German steins, I would highly recommend joining SCI, as you will receive publications and can communicate with members from all over the world about steins. There are also past publications online, where you can research steins through a number of scholarly articles.
Please contact with any questions. The item "Antique 1L Mold Blown Glass German Beer Stein Etched and Enameled For Wedding" is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "cyberianhuskylover" and is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.