Antique German Character Beer Stein - Laughing Monk Metal Head by Hanke c. Description: This very interesting German beer stein belongs to the family of character steins - steins made in the shape of an object or person. They are also called "figural". A monk character stein was the most popular - they were made by many manufacturers including Merkelbach and Wick, Marzi and Remy, Hauber and Reuther, and so forth.
This particular one is made in the shape of a very happy, laughing monk wearing his robe with a rosary on his side. His head forms the lid. The stein is made of saltglazed stoneware but the head is formed of metal - it looks like the tin-covered brass or copper with amazing attention to the details. There are many types of the monk steins - this particular body was made by R.
The Hanke monk with a metal head is quite rare - I haven't seen one for a long time. Manufactured around 1880 - 1890s. The stein is in excellent physical condition with no chips or cracks, but has some age-related wear - there is some wear to the glaze and also some metal oxidation.
It is 6.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0,5L capacity. Condition: Excellent withg age realted wear.Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Antique German Character Beer Stein Laughing Monk Metal Head by R. 1890" is in sale since Sunday, June 16, 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.