It is 1/2 liter capacity. Almost 8 tall to the top of the skull that decorates the inlaid lid. The stein is meant to be a humorous statement on Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
A monkey and a chimpanzee study books about homo sapiens, while a baboon (with scholarly glasses) ponders a human skull. The Latin saying on the front is "Quod erat demonstandum" (QED). I think it's saying that these intellectual creatures studying their human relatives is surely proof of evolution. Another monkey serves as the stein's handle.
The colors on this example are excellent. The stein is in very good condition. There are no cracks or dents that i noticed upon inspection. Pewter fittings are in excellent shape.
The strap is tight, and the lid fits and works just right. The bottom is marked "Germany" and 1257'. The item "ANTIQUE GERMAN BEER STEIN APES WITH SKULL CROSSBONES & BOOKS DARWIN" is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
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