Antique Early German Brown Earthenware Beer Stein Birnkrug Bunzlau c. 1780s
Antique Early German Brown Earthenware Beer Stein Birnkrug Bunzlau c. Description: Presented is a rare example of early German pottery made around late-1700s. This high-fired earthenware brown-glazed beer stein was made in Bunzlau - the town in Lower Silesia. In fact, all the pottery production from small towns in Lower Silesia is called "Bunzlau" Every German town and every region that was known to make pottery had it's own unique technologies and trade secrets. That's why we can determine where a particular piece was made based on the appearance, style and the type of the pottery. The steins of this kind were called "Birnkrug" or "Pear-shaped stein" because of round shape The lead-based brown glaze was typical for Bunzlau. The pewter lid is dome-shaped with a hollow ball thumblift. The pewter lip ring was intended to support the neck and is very typical for Bunzlau Birnkruge. The stein is large and impressive - it stands 10.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, with approx. A very similar but smaller stein is featured in Gary Kirsner's "The Beer Stein Book" on page 40 pic. The stein is in excellent condition, the appearance is excellent. There is no cracks or chips or any other repairs.
Some age-related glaze and pewter wear only. This is a fantastic condition overall for a stein over 200 years old.
It is very impressive and elegant and a true historical piece that carries over 200 years of both culture and technology. Please note - I have a similar but much larger Bunzlauer in my auctions - please take a look at my inventory.
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