They are also called "figural". This particular one is made in a shape of a happy smiling nun.H er head forms the lid. Made of the very traditional saltglazed stoneware with cobalt-blue glaze and pewter mounts.
The nun character steins are relatively rare - there were many differ ent monk steins made by various manufacturers in the late 1800 s - early 1900s but only few nuns. Manufactured by Re i nhold Hanke around 1880 - 1890s. Marked with 67 model number - this body mold was used for the nun character as well as the monk one, using different head inlay. Excellent flawless condition - no chips, cracks or other damage.It is 7 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0,5L capacity. Use the FREE Counters 1 million sellers do - Vendio! The item "Antique German Character Beer Stein Nun by Reinhold Hanke #67 c. 1890" is in sale since Friday, April 15, 2016.
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.