Antique Early German Westerwald Saltglazed Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug c. Description: The beer steins made before the industrial revolution are quite rare, the production was all manual. Every stein made in the early period was unique, decorated by hand and rarely replicated. In beer stein collecting vocabulary the steins made before 1850 are considered "early beer steins".
This beautiful stein was made in or before the 1820s, it is guaranteed old. It is made in a very traditional style of grey stoneware with cobalt-blue glaze. This is a very traditional beer drinking vessel - a type that was produced for over centuries, from the mid-1600s to the mid-1800s.
The production of salt-glazed stoneware beer steins in the Westerwald region of Germany reached the highest quality by the end of the 18th century. The stein is made in a cylindrical shape with a slightly tapered upper part. This form was called "Walzenkrug" in Germany. It is decorated with incised floral patterns. The decorations are etched into the clay with a sharp instrument, glazed with cobalt-blue glaze, fired and salt-glazed.
The lid is pewter with a hollow ball thumblift and 5-ring closed type hinge. Please note - this is the closed-type hinge despite the fact that the pin is showing.
The difference between the closed and open types is that in open type the pin is moving with the upper part of the hinge and in closed types, it is fixed with the lower part. The hollow ball thumblifts were popular from the late-1600s to approximately 1820s.
The stein is in an excellent for the age shape - there is no damage or repairs. There is some minor glaze chipping on the edge unavoidable in the ceramics that old. The lid has some pewter split at the edge see pic. I marked the area - but the lid is quite solid and holds perfectly. This is a good and rare condition for a beer stein this old.The stein is large and impressive - it is 10 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. The steins of this size were usually created for women. Title: Antique Early German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein c. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Antique Early German Westerwald Saltglased Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug c1820" is in sale since Sunday, February 2, 2020.
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.