Early Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Floral c. Description: Presented is a very impressive and beautiful old German beer stein manufactured in the town of Bayreuth in northern Bavaria, Germany, on the Red Main river in a valley between the Franconian Jura and the Fichtelgebirge Mountains. Made of faience with colorful hand-painted decorations. It shows fantasy flowers and fruit - nicely done in some kind of primitive but stylish, traditional 18th-century style. Nice pewter lid with a scallop-shaped thumblift.
This type of thumblifts was popular in the late 1600s and early 1700s. They started to disappear after the 1750s replaced by the hollow ball ones. The type of decoration and the shape of the lid and the thumblift suggest the stein was made in the first half of 1700 may be close to the mid-1700s. The body of the stein is in good condition - there are some short tight hairlines at the bottom and a minor chip on the bottom edge but no major chips or cracks in the body.
The handle seems to be broken off and repaired with a pewter one about the same time the stein was made. The pewter lid is in excellent condition with no breaks or repairs. This is a good condition for a faience stein this old - faience is a very fragile material, most of the remaining faience pieces have some sort of damage. A beautiful antique vessel standing 8 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Condition: Good - see description.
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