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 center of the stein shows a large floral decor. The decorations are etched into the clay with a sharp instrument, glazed with cobalt-blue glaze, fired and saltglazed. The lid is pewter with scalloped thumblift - this type of thumblifts was used throughout entire 1700s and was second most common after the hollow balls.
The lid is engraved with some worn-out decorations. " could still be visible and the "No. 14 - the tavern number, people in the old days kept their personal beer steins in a tavern, often numbered for easy access.
They still do it in Germany in some traditional beer gardens. The stein multiple cracks throughout the body.The cracks are contained, the stein feels solid and still shows a good display appearance. The lid is sitting pretty tight and shows no damage. The stein is 8.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0.5L capacity. 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 withdefect c. 1780s" is in sale since Sunday, August 18, 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.