The production of saltglazed stoneware beer steins in the Westerwald region of Germany reached the highest quality by the mid-18th century. The center of the stein shows a very nice and intricate decor.The decorations are etched into the wet clay with a sharp instrument, glazed with cobalt-blue glaze, fired and saltglazed. The background is made of applied slips of clay with relief decorations - this technique was abandoned in the second half of the 1700s being too expensive and complex.
The applied relief on beer steins is a good indication of the stein made in the 1600s - early 1700s. The lid is pewter with hollow ball thumblift and large 5-ring closed type hinge. The stein is in a good shape - there is a chip on the upper edge see pic. But no cracks or hairlines.
The chip is completely covered when the lid is closed. The lid is in good shape - there is a manufacturing glitch, a hole in the top of it that was covered at the time with extra pewter from inside. The thumblift ball is slightly squashed. It is engraved with K. Overall, this is a great and beautiful antique beer drinking vessel, with lots of age and history behind!The stein is 8.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Condition: Very good - see description.
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 circa. 1730s" is in sale since Thursday, November 14, 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.