Antique Early German Westerwald 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 the late-1830s - early 1840s, it is guaranteed old give or take 10 years. 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 mid-1800s. The production of saltglazed stoneware beer steins in the Westerwald region of Germany reached the highest quality by the end of the 18th century.
The stein is decorated with incised drawings of beautiful stylized flower and decorative elements surrounding it. The decorations are etched into the clay with a sharp instrument, glazed with cobalt-blue glaze, fired and saltglazed. The lid is pewter with an acorn thumblift and 5-ring closed-type hinge. The closed-type hinges were used from 1600 to mid-1800s and disappeared in 1860s replaced by industrialized open-type ones. The lid is engraved with the initials "G B".
The stein is in an excellent for the age shape - there is no structural damage, no chips or cracks or repairs. There is some minor glaze misfires - a production glitches, not damage, signs of individual, not industrial production. The lid is slightly dented but generally in good shape. The stein is 9 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Condition: Excellent w/some dents on the lid.
Title: Antique Early German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein c. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique Early German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug c. 1840s" is in sale since Monday, August 12, 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.