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Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s

Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s
Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s
Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s
Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s
Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s
Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s

Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s    Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s
Antique German Copper Hand-hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia c. Description: This very interesting copper serving beer stein/pitcher was made in German Bohemia around the late-1600s - early 1700. Judging by the shape and technique it was made most likely in Prague that was the center of copper manufacturing in the late 1600s - early 1700s. The stein is made of copper - hand-hammered and tin-covered on the inside. The handle is manually attached to the body using rivets - this technique was used on pre-industrial copper vessels production of the 1600s into early 1 800s. The lid is attached to the handle with a hinge and topped with a beautiful hand-hammered rosette and three-leaf thumblift.

According to late Steve Smith, most likely the best expert in metal beer steins, the copper beer vessels from Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) were often confused in Germany with the copper production of Nuremberg from the same period. He did an excellent analysis comparing and distinguishing them. He clearly attributed rolled-over handle sides as well as the elongated lower end of the handle, to the Bohemian copper ware. The stein/pitcher is large and impressive - it is 9" tall with the diameter at the base 7" and the capacity is approximately 2L. It is in a good condition for the age - there are some minor dings and scratches, some tin patching as well - the normal age-wear, with some leaking from the small tear at the bottom, but no major damage or repairs.

I guarantee my dating and description. Condition: Very good w/some wear and patching. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s" is in sale since Tuesday, September 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s    Antique Early German Copper Hand-Hammered Beer Stein Pitcher Bohemia late-1600s