Antique German Character Beer Stein Munich Child by Merkelbach & Wick 0.5L c. Description: This very interesting German beer stein belongs to the family of character steins - steins made in a shape of an object or person.
They are also called "figural". This particular one is made in a shape of the Munich Child - the child monk that was the symbol of the city of Munich for about 800 years. The Child is holding a beer stein with initials "HB" for the most famous Munich brewery "Hofbrauhaus", and an bunch of rdishes - the most popular beer snack in old Germany. It was made by Merkelbach and Wick - one of the most famous beer stein makers.It was founded in 1872 by Friedrich Wilhelm Merkelbach II b. 1896 & Sculptor & Modeller, (Johann) Georg Peter Wick b. The company existed until 1921 when it became Wick Werke after merging with several other companies. This stein is one o f a several Munich Child character stein produced by M&W, model number 2009. The stein is made of pottery with pewter mounts and hand-colored. The mark on the bottom says "Gesetzlich Geschutzt" - "Patent protected". There is another mark - J. Reinemann that belongs to Josef Reinemann in Munich - a well-known wholesaler and decorator firm of the period. It is 7.5 tall, 0.5L capacity.
The stein was made in different sizes. This is the large, 0.5L version of it. Please note that I have also a smaller, 0.3L version. Please look through my auctions.Excellent condition with some minimal age related paint wear. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Antique German Character Beer Stein Munich Child by Merkelbach/Wick 0.5L c. 1900" is in sale since Sunday, February 18, 2018. 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.