It belongs to the "character" stein family - beer steins made in form of things or persons. This is probably the most collectible category of antique beer steins. However, glass character steins are extremely rare.
The stein is made of hand-blown crystal glass in the form of a human head with the face made of applied glass pieces, like prunts forming a nose, eyes and mouth. The glass is clear with a slightly purplish tint - very nice and attractive.
The lid is made of pressed metal with only finial and hinge made of pewter. This type of lid was usually made in times of war when the pewter became too expensive.
Judging by the lid and the thumblift I asssume the stein was made around 1916 - 1918, The stein is in excellent condition with only some age-related wear on the lid It is 6.25 tall, 0.5 L capacity. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Antique German Blown Glass Character Beer Stein Man's Face c.1910s" is in sale since Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 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.