Antique German/Bohemian Glass Beer Stein Stone Ruby Red Flashed and Cut Teplitz Spa c. Description: This very interesting stein was made around the mid-1800s - in 1860s-early 1870s. It is made of blown crystal glass flashed with deep ruby-red color.It was then stone-cut to make vertical facets. The sides of the steins are copper-wheel engraved - this was a technique that required some serious skills and created beautiful art work. The frond shows a large panel wheel-engraved with the inscription "Andenken von Teplitz" - "For the memory of Teplitz" and the sides shows views of the most famous attractions in the city - the old Schlackenburg castle and Neubad bath house.
This is a so-called "Spa" or souvenier stein - the steins of this type were made to commemorate somebody's visit to a spa town. Teplitz or Teplice in Czech pronunciation used to be in Bohemia, the province of Austro-Hungary. Now it belongs to the Czech Republic. It is a famous spa or health resort popular many people in Germany, including some very famous ones. This type of glass beer steins was very common in the 1870s.
The steins of this kind came mostly from Bohemia. Five rings closed type hinge. The lid is pewter with a clear glass inlay and small thumblift typical for the mid-1800s. The stein is in excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs.
There is some minor age-related wear to the red. It is a smaller size stein, 5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0.3L capacity. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique German/Bohemian Glass Beer Stein Ruby Red Cut Teplitz Spa c. 1870s" is in sale since Wednesday, January 23, 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.