Antique Faience Beer Stein Walzenkrug South German Factory c. Description: Presented is an early German beer stein made around the early- to mid-1700s. It is made from regional clay and glazed with white tin glaze and fired. It was then painted by one of the factory decorators who created a very simple but beautiful floral decor on the front and architectural landscapes on the sides.
The painting is monochrome made in deep, almost black manganese violet color. Then it was fired for the second time.
The steins of this form are called "Walzenkrug" in Germany - that means "Cylindrical stein". The stein was made in the South of Germany - the bottom of the stein is flared out so it could hold a foot ring The North German faience steins did not have the flare and the ring was holding on a special tar. Nice pewter lid with the scallop-shaped thumblift very typical for the first half of the 1700s. The lid is engraved with I.It shows the linen mark on the inside consistent with the early 1700s dating. Very cute piece of beer-drinking culture about 300 years old. The stein is in great condition with no damage or repairs. There are some very minor glaze loss and crazing, bot no breaks, cracks or chips.
The lid has no damage and is in excellent condition with some minor age-related wear. The stein is 7.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0.5L capacity.
Very nice historical beer vessel. It is not in the best shape but is priced accordingly.
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