Antique German Character Beer Stein Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm I by Merkelbach and Wick c. Description: This very interesting beer stein was made by Merkelbach and Wick - one of the most famous manufacturers of beer steins in the Golden Era of beer stein manufacturing in Germany. The stein is made of saltglazed stoneware and portrays Kaiser Wilhelm I - or William I, also known as Wilhelm I (full name: William Frederick Louis, German: Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig, 22 March 1797 9 March 1888), of the House of Hohenzollern, was the King of Prussia (2 January 1861 9 March 1888) and the first German Emperor (18 January 1871 9 March 1888), as well as the first Head of State of a united Germany. Under the leadership of William and his Minister President Otto von Bismarck, Prussia achieved the unification of Germany and the establishment of the German Empire. M&W made a series of three steins that portrayed German most important statesmen - Emperor Friedrich III, Emperor Wilhelm I and Bismark.
This one is the least common one. This mark was used from 1879 till 1921. The stein is circa 1890s. With a help of a fellow eBayer, I found some minor flakes some flakes on the visor of the helmet.
Otherwise, excellent condition with no cracks, hairlines or repairs. 7.5 tall, 0.5L capacity. Condition: flakes on visor, otherwise excellent.Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Antique German Character Beer Stein Emperor Wilhelm I by Merkelbach/Wick c. 1890" is in sale since Sunday, July 5, 2020.
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.