This is an antique Mettlach 6.2L etched German beer stein, mold #1159, made by Villeroy and Boch. The stein is entitled "Peasant Dance", but features three panels, one of dancers, one of musicians, and one of drinkers. All 3 panels are featured on smaller individual Mettlach steins. The stein is of large baluster form and incised in great detail.It is dated 1885 on the bottom along with the Mettlach Abbey mark. This stein measures 21.5 tall to the top of the original pewter lid. The stein also was offered with an inlay lid. It is in mint condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines or 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 6.2L Mettlach German Beer Stein #1159 Peasant Dance Mint Cond.21.5" is in sale since Sunday, December 16, 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, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, 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.